Obama calls for end to conversion therapies for LGBT youth

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 08, 2015 8:21 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called on Wednesday for an end to psychiatric therapies that seek to change the sexual orientation of gay, lesbian and transgender youth, the White House said.

Conversion therapy is supported by some socially conservative organizations and religious doctors.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Sandra Maler)