Ban supporters say it provides needed protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth who can be harmed by reparative therapy.
What does RT stand for?
RT stands for Reparative Therapy (psychiatric treatment aimed at 'curing' homosexuality)
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Samples in periodicals archive:
The move marks a major victory for gay rights advocates who said that the therapy, also called reparative therapy, has no medical basis because homosexuality is not a disorder.
I was undercover, investigating therapists who practise this so-called conversion therapy - also known as reparative therapy - who try to 'pray away the gay'," he wrote.
Although examples of "complete" change in orientation were not common, the majority of participants did report change from a predominantly or exclusively homosexual orientation before therapy to a predominantly or exclusively heterosexual orientation in the past year as a result of reparative therapy.
What about religious fundamentalists who set out to breed submissive females or provide early reparative therapy to embryos carrying the gay gene"?
With Christian reparative therapy, being gay is not only a psychological disorder but it is inherently sinful, which means every time they have a thought about a boy or girl they believe there are going to hell," Mr Martin said.
The Irish Association of Social Workers spokesman Declan Coogan said they are rejecting sexual orientation conversion therapy - also known as reparative therapy.
The network also condemned reparative therapy, and attempts to help high-profile figures who've separated from gay spouses.