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Minority voices

Sexuality | Testimony from opponents to California’s ‘conversion therapy’ ban
by Jim Long & Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/16/18, 07:44 am

The cover story in WORLD’s June 30, 2018 issue shows how a bill to ban “conversion therapy” (sometimes called “reparative therapy”) in California, even for consenting adults, is in a pipeline to passage. Since press coverage has been biased in favor of the bill, here are a few voices of opposition from testimony before the California Assembly’s Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee.

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The rise of polyamorous parenting

Family | A Canadian court has recognized three people as the legal parents of a child
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 6/15/18, 01:57 pm

A Canadian court this week said it had granted three adults in a polyamorous relationship equal parenting rights to a child. The decision is reportedly the first of its kind in Canada, but sadly, it likely won’t be the last.

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Follow the Assembly line

Homosexuality | How one-party rule in California yielded draconian legislation against ‘conversion therapy’
by Jim Long
Posted 6/13/18, 01:25 am

Christians in China are used to living in a one-party dictatorship. Christians in the United States are not, so this spring many are gasping as the California Legislature moves toward passing Assembly Bill 2943, which makes “conversion therapy” illegal. Under the bill, which Gov. Jerry Brown expects to sign into law, it is likely to be unlawful to advise a same-sex-attracted adult on ways to fight his or her urges, even though many wish to do so (see sidebar below).

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