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State Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance urged lawmakers to approve his bill  to 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 which 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, was passed by the Senate Judiciary committee 3-1. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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