FILE - In this April 2, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Obama calls for end to gay ‘conversion’ therapy for youth

The move comes in response to an online petition posted on the White House website following the death of 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn. The transgender teen committed suicide in December and left behind writings mentioning religious therapy.