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AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP TELEVISION NEWS CLIENTS ONLY August 20, 2013 - New York 1. Wide of Mordechai Levovitz 2. Tracking shot of Levovitz3. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Mordechai Levovitz, Underwent Conversion Therapy (transcript below)AP IMAGES - AP TELEVISION CLIENTS ONLY May 15, 2008 - Sacramento, California 4. Still image of California flag AP IMAGES - AP TELEVISION CLIENTS ONLY January 8, 2013 - Trenton, New Jersey 5. Wide interior of Trenton statehouse AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP TELEVISION NEWS CLIENTS ONLY August 21, 2013 - Boston 6. Wide of Massachusetts statehouse7. Tight of Massachusetts statehouse 8. Tight of Massachusetts flag 9. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Rep. Carl Sciortino, (D) Massachusetts (transcript below)AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP TELEVISION NEWS CLIENTS ONLY File Video 10. Medium time lapse of New York City skyline AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP TELEVISION NEWS CLIENTS ONLY August 19, 2013 - Montclair, NJ11. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Troy Stevenson, Garden State Equality (transcript below)AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP TELEVISION NEWS CLIENTS ONLY August 23, 2013 - Bristow, Virginia 12. Medium of Christopher Doyle 13. Medium of wedding album 14. Medium of Doyle with children 15. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Christopher Doyle, Underwent Conversion Therapy (transcript below)AP TELEVISION NEWS - AP TELEVISION NEWS CLIENTS ONLY August 20, 2013 - New York 16. Wide of Levovitz walking 17. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Mordechai Levovitz, Underwent Conversion Therapy (transcript below)MORDECHAI LEVOVITZ FAMILY - AP TELEVISION CLIENTS ONLYMandatory courtesy Mordechai Levovitz - Date Unknown 18. Still image of Levovitz as a child -------------------------------------(VOICEOVER)AS A CHILD MORDECHAI (more duh k-I) LEVOVITZ LIKED BARBIES AND THE COLOR PINK.SO HIS VERY RELIGIOUS PARENTS IN BOSTON STARTED TAKING HIM TO LICENSED THERAPISTS TO TURN HIM FROM GAY TO STRAIGHT. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Mordechai Levovitz, Underwent Conversion Therapy "The idea I was made to made to feel abnormal by doctors. That is a type of bullying that is much harder to shake. Because you second guess yourself for years to come."FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF CALIFORNIA AND NEW JERSEY JUST LAST WEEK, CONVERSION THERAPY FOR MINORS MAY SOON BE ILLEGAL IN MASSACHUSETTS IF A BILL INTRODUCED BY STATE REP CARL SCIORTINO (pronounced 'shore tin') IS SUCCESSFUL. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Rep. Carl Sciortino, (D) Massachusetts "I think there is clearly momentum for this kind of legislation to pass around the country because we're seeing more and more children come out and tell their stories of how they were damaged and abused by clinicians in practice settings." NEW YORK LAWMAKERS ARE ALSO CONSIDERING BANNING THE PRACTICE.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Troy Stevenson, Garden State Equality "It's been disavowed by every psychiatric and psychological association. Nobody believes it's effective. Nobody believes it's a good thing to do even if it were effective." CHRISTOPHER DOYLE DISAGREES. HE IS A LICENSED THERAPIST IN VIRGINIA WHO SAYS HE USED TO BE GAY, BUT BECAME STRAIGHT AFTER THERAPY AND NOW HAS A WIFE AND KIDS. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Christopher Doyle, Licensed Therapist "If someone wants to live a gay life they have a right to do that but if someone wants to take a different path and go from gay to straight they should also have a right to do that"FOR LEVOVITZ THE NEW LAWS ARE COMFORTING. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH): Mordechai Levovitz, Underwent Conversion Therapy "Every kid around the world deserves protection,"PROTECTIONS HE DIDN'T HAVE AS A CHILD.TED SHAFFREY, ASSOCIATED PRESS, NEW YORK