Obama Comes Out Against Gay Conversion Therapy (VIDEO)
The Obama Administration has come out in support of the effort to ban the use of gay conversion therapy on minors. The administration released a statement on Wednesday using a quote from President Obama during the 2009 HRC National Dinner:
“Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let’s say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he’s held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it’s time to let that secret out. What happens next depends on him, his family, as well as his friends and his teachers and his community. But it also depends on us — on the kind of society we engender, the kind of future we build.”
Read The White House response here to the conversion therapy petition.