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#ICYM :: EDGE's Top Five News Stories of the Week

By EDGE | Sunday Aug 3, 2014
EDGE's Top Five News stories from the week of July 27 through August 2nd.

Challenge to NJ Gay Conversion Ban for Minors is Dismissed

Thursday Jul 31, 2014
For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy.

Chinese Man Brings Gay Conversion Therapy Lawsuit

By Louis Watt | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
A gay Chinese man said Thursday he was suing a psychological clinic for carrying out electric shocks intended to turn him straight, as well as the search engine giant Baidu for advertising the center.

Case of Killer South African Ranger's "Gay Cure" Camp Continues

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 30, 2014
As the case of the man charged with murdering a 15-year-old boy in his South African "gay cure" camp drags into its third year, the ranger says he is not to blame.

Ex-Football Player Comes Under Fire for Gay Conversion Therapy Tweets

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Jul 23, 2014
Supporters of New Jersey's ban on gay conversion therapy are up in arms over anti-gay comments made by newly installed Giants Director of Player Development David Tyree.

LaBarbera: Michael Sam is a 'Bad Role Model,' Should Become an 'Ex-Gay'

By Bobby McGuire | Wednesday Jul 9, 2014
Hate group leader Peter LaBarbera once again lifted his voice to the chorus of anti-gay conservatives that include Bryan Fischer and the Texas GOP who are advocating harmful reparative therapy for openly gay NFL rookie, Michael Sam.

D.C. Council Mulls Reparative Therapy Ban

By John Riley | Friday Jul 4, 2014
A June 27 hearing lasting nearly five hours unfolded before the D.C. Council, which is considering a bill that would seek to ban reparative or conversion therapy for minors.

Supreme Court Clears Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

By Lisa Leff | Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to California’s law that bars mental counseling aimed at turning gay minors straight.

Hate Group Laments SCOTUS Decision to Pass on Conversion Therapy Petition

By EDGE | Monday Jun 30, 2014
The anti-gay Liberty Counsel received a well deserved setback today when the U.S. Supreme Court passed on the Southern Poverty Law Center designated hate group’s petition regarding California ban on harmful gay conversion therapy for minors.

Perry’s Gay Conversion / Alcoholism Analogy Continues to Draw Fire

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was once again blasted this week for comments he made last week comparing homosexuality to alcoholism. He’s also been criticized for the Texas GOP’s platform, which now supports conversion therapy.