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Uberti: New York should outlaw gay conversion therapy

New York should join New Jersey and California

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Forty-eight states still allow mental health professionals to inflict cruel and unusual punishment on homosexual minors through gay conversion therapy.

Only California and New Jersey have taken steps to protect gay and lesbian youths — populations hard-pressed to protect themselves — from such “therapy.”

A federal court in San Francisco ruled in late August that a California law prohibiting...

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Bessent: IRS owes answers for targeting conservative groups

The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political

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IRS officials owe the nation more than a canned apology. It must provide honest answers about who is responsible for letting politics creep into it process.

The agency made a chilling admission Friday, acknowledging that the tax collectors singled out conservative political groups for unfair scrutiny between 2010 and 2012. An agency with privileged access to the intimate details of our financial...

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