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Obama supports ban on therapy to change sexual orientation of youth

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 13 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1972

What is Normal?

Society is a Procrustean bed of normalcy, in which some people, no matter how hard they try, never quite measure up or fit in, and thus are driven to retreat from society. With this retreat, the tyranny of normalcy tightens, and society shrinks by losing its individuality, creativity, productivity, and progress. Society needs variety, and sometimes it's not normal to be normal. 

Competing interests: No competing interests

14 April 2015
Hugh Mann
New York, USA