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David Pickup, a licensed marriage and family therapist urges lawmakers to reject a bill that would ban a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight, during a hearing at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, May 8, 2012. The bill, SB1172, by state Sen.Ted Lieu, D-Torrence, would prohibit so-called reparative therapy for minors and obligate adults to sign a release form stating that the counseling is ineffective and possibly dangerous. It was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee 3-1. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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