By John Mack Freeman
A Chinese court has ruled that homosexuals do not need to be “cured.” Further, it has ordered that a clinic that attempted to cure Yang Teng of his homosexuality via hypnotherapy and electroshock must pay restitution to the victim.
This is another sign of progress in China, a country that has been slow to make advancements on LGBT rights. Homosexuality remained a mental illness in that country until 2001.
Mr Yang told the Associated Press: “I’m very satisfied with the results, which I didn’t expect. The court sided with me, and it has supported that homosexuality is not a mental disease that requires treatment.