In Effort To Save Other Cities’ Conversion Bans, New York City Plans To Repeal Its Own

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City leaders fear that if they don’t repeal the ban, the lawsuit challenging it would make it to the Supreme Court. “Obviously I didn’t want to repeal this. I don’t want to be someone who is giving in to these right-wing groups,” said New York City Council Speaker Cory Johnson, who is gay. “But the Supreme Court has become conservative; the Second Circuit, which oversees New York, has become more conservative.”