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Gay Texas Republicans Brace For 'Therapy' Platform

Updated: Friday, June 6 2014, 03:58 PM CDT

Gay Republicans in Texas say they may stop fighting their party's proposed endorsement of "reparative therapy" over worries that even tougher anti-gay language could be added to the party platform.

Jeff Davis is chairman of the Texas Log Cabin Republicans, a gay conservative group. He says a fight to remove the therapy language during the state party convention on Saturday could backfire.

Davis said Friday that gay delegates haven't settled on a strategy, but that it may be better to adopt a longer-term strategy to educate conservatives on the harms of psychological treatments that seek to turn gay people straight.

The new anti-gay language passed through a key committee late Thursday.

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed a law prohibiting so-called "gay conversion therapy" on minors last year. California has a similar ban.

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Gay Texas Republicans Brace For 'Therapy' Platform


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