Reparative therapy is also known as gay conversion therapy. There is no scientific evidence this practice works and groups like the American Psychiatric Association have condemned it. New Jersey and California banned reparative therapy for minors, but the Texas Republican Party endorsed the practice and voted to add this language to their platform:
"We recognize the legitimacy and efficacy of counseling, which offers reparative therapy and treatment for those patients seeking healing and wholeness from their homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy."
Texas State Representative Bryan Hughes spoke to Anderson and defended his vote in favor of the measure.
There is fierce fighting going on in the Iraqi city of Tikrit. It comes just a day after militants took control of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city. An international migration group reports half a million people have already fled the fighting. CNN Chief Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto has the latest on the worsening situation.
David Brat says voters' concerns about immigration helped him beat Eric Cantor in their primary race. That victory comes as illegal border crossings are surging. More than 1,000 undocumented people are entering the U.S. through Texas everyday. About 400 of them are children traveling without a parent. Gary Tuchman reports from Arizona on why these children are making the journey and what happens when they get here.
Eric Cantor's team had millions of dollars to spend on his primary campaign. While much of that money went to ads that apparently failed to win over enough voters, $168,000 was spent on steakhouse dinners. Compare that to Team Brat spending just $122,000 on the entire campaign. Dana Bash has the latest.
Anderson discussed the impact of Cantor's loss with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, GOP strategist Ana Navarro and Chief National Correspondent John King.
Joseph Wilcox was at a Las Vegas Walmart when the husband and wife shooters walked in. They had just killed a pair of police officers, they opened fire and ordered everyone to leave the store. Wilcox was carrying a legally concealed weapon and refused to run away. He chose to confront the danger and he lost his life. Anderson spoke with Joseph Wilcox's sister C.J. Foster and his mother, Debra.
Kyung Lah looks at frightening video from inside the Walmart that was just released by police.
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