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White House Calls for Ban on LGBT ‘Conversion Therapies’

The White House is calling for a ban on so-called conversion therapies - psychiatric practices aimed at changing a person's gender identity or sexual orientation. In a statement posted Wednesday on the White House website, senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett said conversion therapy can have "potentially devastating effects on the lives of transgender, as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual" youth. "The overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion...

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