The ‘Other’ Gay Rights Issue

Margie Nichols, Ph.D.By Margie Nichols, Ph.D.

Marriage equality laws continue to make change, but in the therapy world, people are still fighting Sexual Orientation Change Efforts.  Also called ‘conversion therapy’ ‘reparative counseling’ or simply ‘ex-gay’ therapy, SOCE is considered unethical by all major professional counseling or therapy organizations worldwide.  Yet in the United States, it is still practiced, mostly by Christian Right groups.

Read about the efforts to make it illegal to force this therapy on children in my first blog for


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