China: court rules homosexuality doesn't need to be 'cured'

Published: December 19, 2014

Naith Payton
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A court in China has ruled that a psychological clinic must re-pay costs to a gay man for trying to “cure” him.

Yang Teng had been submitted to hypnosis and electric shocks in an attempt to turn him straight. He had been pressured into volunteering for the treatment by his family, who wanted him to marry.

The court ordered the Xinyu Piaoxiang clinic to pay Mr Yang 3,500 yuan (£360) to cover the costs of the therapy, but did not award him damages.

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