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Gay Conversion Therapy Quacks Are Super Excited About Trump

Practitioners of ineffective, harmful gay conversion therapy are celebrating the election of Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

The gay conversion therapy supporters hope that Trump and Pence will fight efforts to illegalize the practice.

Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council, a pro-conversion therapy conservative lobbying group, said (quoted in ABC News), “I certainly hope that this administration will pull back from some of the aggressive activism that the Obama administration engaged in.”

Five states and Washington, D.C. ban the practice of gay conversion therapy on minors. Connecticut and New York are looking to ban it as well.

But notorious homophobe Mike Pence is a long-term supporter of the practice, and will likely fight to keep it going as much as he can.


(Header image via Daniel Tobias)