Oct 15, 2015

The Obama Administration moves one step closer to its goal of ending the controversial practice.

From Buzzfeed:

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, known as SAMHSA, released a report Thursday that broke ground for the federal government by declaring that the available scientific evidence shows therapies designed to purportedly turn gay kids straight and transgender kids into cisgender kids are ineffective and potentially dangerous.

White House officials lauded the findings, which also fortify the Obama Administration’s political efforts to make the practice illegal.

“It’s not our job to tell parents how to raise children,” Valerie Jarrett, a senior White House adviser, said in a conference call with reporters to detail the findings Thursday morning, “but it is our responsibility to show parents the best scientific evidence when raising their children.”

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