Skip to comments.California Becomes First State In Nation To Ban ‘Gay Cure’ Therapy For Teens
Posted on 09/30/2012 9:30:56 AM PDT by Steelfish
California Becomes First State In Nation To Ban Gay Cure Therapy For Teens
California state Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, sponsored the bill to ban a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay youth straight.
By James Eng, NBC News California has become the first state in the nation to ban therapy that tries to turn gay teens straight.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed Senate Bill 1172, which prohibits children under age 18 from undergoing sexual orientation change efforts. The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, prohibits state-licensed therapists from engaging in these practices with minors.
"Governor Brown today reaffirmed what medical and mental health organizations have made clear: Efforts to change minors' sexual orientation are not therapy, they are the relics of prejudice and abuse that have inflicted untold harm on young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Californians," Clarissa Filgioun, board president of Equality California, said in a press release.
Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, added: Governor Brown has sent a powerful message of affirmation and support to LGBT youth and their families. This law will ensure that state-licensed therapists can no longer abuse their power to harm LGBT youth and propagate the dangerous and deadly lie that sexual orientation is an illness or disorder that can be cured.
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I say, equal rights for all. To match this law, there should also be a law that no straights can be “cured” by sex change operations that make them gay, or by any gay or transgender counseling!
Law is not a one way street, favoring only the pervs.
Then just take them across the border to Nevada for the treatment.
Queers know that they must recruit since they don’t reproduce.
You see what you get when you let the Mexicans and homosexuals overrun your legislature ~
Nothing about a law suit?
Wait, why the heck did they include “transgender”s? Most of them are straight. This would have nothing to do with whatever therapy they’re in.
Wow. That really says a lot about gay culture.
I can not for a single nano-moment believe such a law could ever be deemed legal.
Clearly an unconstitutional law. Free speech and free association v. the states need to regulate medical therapy. Unless the state is prepared to regulate all counseling done by private individuals as “therapy”, then this law is arbitrary.
Well isn’t that special....LIEberals must enforce their dogma thru rigid laws. So much for freedom of choice—unless it fits their own twisted ideology.
Lazy interior decorators?
If challenged in court this would lose. You cant ban it justbecause you do not like it. People want to leave homosexuality (known as same sex attraction to many) because they KNOW its wrong. Amazing how so many gays KNOW they are gay but the ones who KNOW its wrong apparently do not KNOW like the liberal lie-to-self types KNOW.
The War on Parents begins.
How about this as an answer to Californication: Get reborn (by Jesus) and see your life turn around; there are plenty of former gays who are now born-again Christians who can testify..
You're kidding right? You actually think the Feds are going to allow such a politically correct state as Kalifornia to bankrupt?
...Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.
...he [God] gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.
--ROMANS 1:24, 27b, 28b
I hope God will have mercy on some of these young ones who are confused and are trying to escape this horrific delusion....
I’ll tell you how they do it: reproductive concubinage. “Clinics” springing up in India to cater to gay “reproductive tourists” from Holland, Germany, USA, looking for a womb to rent.