Sunday, September 30, 2012

California Governor Jerry Brown bans Reparative Therapy for Minors

Cali-Cal's Governor Jerry Brown made some serious history this weekend. He signed legislation that banned reparative therapy in the state.

Here's more:
Authored by State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrence), Senate Bill 1172 was co-sponsored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Equality California, Gaylesta, Courage Campaign, Lambda Legal, and Mental Health America of Northern California, and supported by dozens of organizations.

“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,” said Clarissa Filgioun, Equality California board president.
California is, now, the first state that will not engage in this messy act of therapy. We're leading the way.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's odd but in many ways California does lead the way, be it environmental law or social law to some degree.

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