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Huge: POTUS to help empty 'ex-gay' snake oil's already meager supply

by Jeremy Hooper

This was unexpected:

Obama to Call for End to ‘Conversion’ Therapies for Gay and Transgender Youth [NYT]

"Well that seems rash!" exclaims the doctor who still uses liquid mercury as a cough syrup and bloodletting as a way to release the patient's inner demons.


*UPDATE: Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett elaborates:

When assessing the validity of conversion therapy, or other practices that seek to change an individual’s gender identity or sexual orientation, it is as imperative to seek guidance from certified medical experts. The overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy, especially when it is practiced on young people, is neither medically nor ethically appropriate and can cause substantial harm.
FULL: Response to Your Petition on Conversion Therapy [WhiteHouse.Gov]

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