Texas GOP Backs Ex-Gay Therapy

The right to ex-gay therapy is part of the Texas GOP’s new party platform. The Houston Chronicle got its hands on a draft of the platform which, among other anti-gay policies, includes a statement of support for the availability of highly discredited ex-gay therapy. “We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle,” the platform states. “No laws or executive orders should be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy.”