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Undercover At Catholic Group That 'Cures' Homosexuals

L'Espresso's Michele Sasso went undercover in Turin to attend a meeting of the controversial Catholic group

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Screenshot of documentary Desire Of The Everlasting Hills

Italian weekly L'Espresso sent journalist Michele Sasso undercover to a meeting of Courage, an international group linked to the Catholic Church that aims to "cure" people of homosexual activity.

Sasso attended his first Courage session in the northern Italian city of Turin in October, and wrote a highly critical account of his experience in the L'Espresso article published this week. He wrote that Courage treats gays and lesbians like recovering alcoholics whose only option for a good life is total abstinence.

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The Ideal Age To Marry? Reflections Of A 20-Something Indian Woman

India is raising the minimum age for women to marry. What does that mean on the individual level (with your parents whispering in your ear)?

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Priyamvada Rana

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NEW DELHI — A few days ago, I got a call from my parents, who wanted to talk about the "ideal age to marry." This came after news about India raising the minimum age for women to marry to 21, to match the age for men. It's a laudable move, sure, but I even wonder if 21-year-olds will be able to fathom the expectations, responsibilities and limitations that come with such a socially-constrained institution.

I am not ready at 26, and won’t be even at 30.

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