As an APA member for 17 years, I am surprised they took a thoughtful stand on this issue. The leadership is usually pretty far left and makes decisions that are more political than scientific in nature.
The decision indicates that ethics trumped politics in this instance. If a client wishes to work on not being homosexual, it would be unethical to refuse treatment or to refuse to refer the person to a therapist with that specialty.
And many can say: "It's about time." This is a welcome change in direction.
Have you had a chance to read Destructive Trends in Mental Health? The reviews at Amazon are quite interesting. I have the book but haven't yet finished reading it.