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Texas GOP Endorses 'Reparative Therapy' for Gays

Saturday, 07 Jun 2014 06:07 PM

 

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The Texas Republican Party now endorses so-called "reparative therapy" for gays under a new platform given final approval at its annual convention.

Roughly 7,000 delegates Saturday ratified the platform without debating their party's stance on homosexuality on the convention floor. They instead argued for five hours over immigration and medical marijuana before adjourning.

Gay conservatives had lined up to speak against the therapy language that had been added earlier this week. But they never got a chance to address delegates because a parliamentary motion to approve the full platform was called first.

An influential tea party group called Texas Eagle Forum had urged the party to support psychological treatments that seek to turn gay people straight.

Such therapies are banned for minors in New Jersey and California.

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