Lawsuits Pending Over Calif. Ban On Gay-to-Straight Therapy
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California law now bans therapists from counseling minors on changing from gay to straight. That law now faces a number of legal challenges, including from a young man who is studying psychology so he can offer this counseling. Aaron Bitzer was 19 when he admitted his same-sex attractions to himself. The San Diego native now says it's okay to be gay -- if you want to be -- and it's also okay to reconsider your orientation. Bitzer discussed his experiences with reparative therapy, his views on sexual orientation and why he's pursuing the lawsuit in an extended interview with KQED's Joshua Johnson.