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'Conversion therapy' hits the big screen while laws play out in states

A therapist forbade 16-year-old Mathew Shurka from speaking to his mother and sisters for three years. The youngest child and only son in a tight-knit Long Island family, Shurka said that his mom wasn't physically or emotionally abusive. Instead, the therapist told the teen to give the women the silent treatment because it would help make him straight.

Washington bans conversion therapy

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure banning licensed therapists from trying to change a minor's sexual orientation. Inslee signed the bill Wednesday, joined by supporters of the measure.