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Chinese Court Rules Against Gay Conversion Therapy

A Chinese court has ruled a psychological clinic must pay damages to a gay man after treating him with electroshock therapy in an attempt to make him heterosexual. The Beijing court on Friday ruled that the clinic must pay Yang Teng 3,500 yuan, or $562, and post a public apology on its website for the so-called conversion therapy. Yang said in his lawsuit that the shock treatments traumatized him. In the case, thought to be the first of its kind in China, the court also ruled that the...

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