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Online Extra: Political Notes: Low rules out religious exemption in conversion therapy ban

By Matthew S. Bajko

As he works to build support among religious leaders for a ban on the practice of conversion therapy, gay Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) has ruled out granting them an exemption in his legislation.

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