Should conversion therapy be legal?

Persuasive Reasearch Project

So why did I choose a topic not on the paper?

In order for someone to be interested in a topic they have to like what they study. Most kids did't like this project because of the lack if interest in these topics. If we had the choice to choose a question that we can relate to it would be more efficient than some thing we can't understand. Why do a job you don't like?

So why this question?

In the past year I've learned more about my opinions than I have in my entire life. I've also learned that its okay to have one too. As most people know, over the winter break there was a transgender girl by name of Leelah Alcorn who committed suicide because her very own parents wouldn't accept her. She begged her parents to have a transition treatment but they refused. They took her to a conversion therapy treatment were they tried to change to mind, which only made matters worse.

Conversion therapy is any treatment aimed to change sexual orientation or gender and is often terrible for the patients and not recommend by most people. Conversion therapy should be illegal in the U.S. and in all other countries. These people don't deserve the pain that they force there.

Citation 1 Summary

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"DANGEROUS TREATMENTS." Record (Bergen County, NJ). 06 May. 2015: A12. eLibrary. Web. 26 May. 2015.


LBGT have been slowly increasing over the past years, but there are still things that block those rights. One of the leaders is conversion therapy.The "treatment" often causes anxiety, depression and in some cases, suicide. Thats why its so important to ban it.

Citation 2 Summary

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Shear, Michael D. "Obama Calls for 'Repairing' of Gays to End." New York Times. 09 Apr. 2015: A1. eLibrary. Web. 27 May. 2015.



Obama recognizes the importance of banning conversion therapy.

Citation 3 Summary

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By. "Never Scared Straight." Newsweek (Global Edition). 09 May. 2014: n/a. eLibrary. Web. 27 May. 2015


The horrors of conversion therapy are revealed.