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NY governor bans ‘hateful’ therapy for youth with same-sex, transgender inclinations

February 16, 2016

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has ordered health insurers not to cover conversion therapy and has banned its use with minors.

“Conversion therapy is a hateful and fundamentally flawed practice that is counter to everything this state stands for,” he said.

“New York has been at the forefront of acceptance and equality for the LGBT community for decades -- and today we are continuing that legacy and leading by example.” “We will not allow the misguided and the intolerant to punish LGBT young people for simply being who they are,” he added.


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  • Posted by: Rose of Lima - Feb. 16, 2016 8:09 PM ET USA

    Since when does the governor have the power to take these actions?

  • Posted by: Bernadette - Feb. 16, 2016 6:20 PM ET USA

    The governor of New York is a fool. He has accepted the erroneous beliefs of the same-sex culture which is not based on the most up-to-date scientific and medical facts and knowledge. Same-sex attraction is being forced on our young people who are vulnerable at the adolescent time of their lives and need guidance from good and wise parenting which is so often lacking. We will be hearing of suicides, depressions, mental illnesses, murders from within these sad misguided youth.

  • Posted by: the.dymeks9646 - Feb. 16, 2016 10:27 AM ET USA

    I guess this explains the mass migration from that state. And I thought is was just about the snow.