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BuzzFeed's Piece on HGTV's 'Fixer Uppers' Decried

Kate Arthur took a look at the church Chip, Jo Gaines attend

(Newser) - What HGTV superstars Chip and Joanna Gaines think about same-sex marriage is unclear. Whether they'd bring their Fixer Upper skills to a gay couple is also unclear— BuzzFeed tried to get an answer on the question from the couple's reps and couldn't. So Kate Arthur came at... More »

Obama: Stop Trying to 'Convert' Gay Youth

White House backs ban on conversion therapy

(Newser) - Therapies that try to "cure" gay or transgender young people are wrong and harmful, and President Obama supports banning them, the White House says. In a statement released in response to a WhiteHouse.gov petition to ban so-called gay conversion therapies, Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett says the administration shares... More »

Texas GOP Backs Gay 'Reparative Therapy'

Other states' bans on conversion treatment a 'freedom issue'

(Newser) - Texas Republicans are officially in favor of "treatment" to turn gay people straight. "We recognize the legitimacy and efficacy of counseling, which offers reparative therapy and treatment for those patients seeking healing and wholeness from their homosexual lifestyle," the party says in its newly approved platform. New... More »

Christie Sued Over Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

Couple wants counselor to turn gay son straight

(Newser) - Chris Christie is expected to easily win a second term as New Jersey governor today, but he'll have a fresh lawsuit waiting when he gets back to his desk. A couple is suing the governor for signing a law that bans therapists from trying to turn gay teens straight... More »

NJ Ban: Therapists Can't Try to Turn Gay Teens Straight

Joins California as 2nd state to outlaw 'gay conversion therapy'

(Newser) - Chris Christie may not have done much bill-signing on Friday, but the same can't be said for today. The AP reports that the governor is set to sign a bill that will prevent licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teens straight. New Jersey will join California as the... More »

NJ Looks to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Would join California as only states to do so

(Newser) - California may soon have an ally in its battle against anti-gay psychological therapy. The New Jersey Assembly voted 56-14 yesterday to ban licensed therapists and social workers from pushing gay and lesbian young people to alter their sexuality, Reuters reports. The state Senate is likely to approve the measure Thursday.... More »

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