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Lisa Leff

Lisa Leff

    Ban on gay change therapy faces first legal test
    Ban on gay change therapy faces first legal test
    A California law prohibiting mental health providers from counselling gay minors on how to become straight faces its first legal test.
    Pulitzer-winning writer dies in car crash
    Pulitzer-winning writer dies in car crash
    David Halberstam, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who chronicled the Washington press corps, the Vietnam War generation and baseball, was killed in a car crash, a coroner said. He was 73. His wife, Jean Halberstam, said she will remember him most for his "unending, bottomless generosity to young journalists".
    Amateur explorers stalk extreme trees
    Amateur explorers stalk extreme trees
    Equipped with a laser range finder, a head for numbers and an explorer's zeal, Michael Taylor has made a sport of finding and sizing up the tallest species on the planet -- California's ancient coast redwoods. "It's a frontier, one of the last frontiers," says Taylor, greeting individual trees like old friends as he scouts a sheltered creek bed.
    Pink wedding bells chime in San Francisco
    Pink wedding bells chime in San Francisco
    Gay and lesbian couples from across the United States answered the city of San Francisco's Valentine's Day invitation to wed in an unprecedented spree of same-sex marriages that has challenged California law and sent conservative groups scrambling for court intervention.