There are times when you just shake you head in wonder at how stupid we must look to the world when they see people like this who think something you’re born with (like skin color, height, etc) can be changed.
State lawmakers have approved a bill that would establish a first-of-its-kind ban on a controversial form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teenagers straight.
Supporters say SB1172 is needed because sexual conversion treatments are dangerous and can cause teens to commit suicide. Conservative religious groups and some Republicans argue that banning conversion therapy would hinder parents’ right to provide psychological care for their children. Mainstream mental health organizations have disavowed such therapy, but it is still practiced in California.
Democratic Senator Ted Lieu, of Torrance, who wrote the bill, says sexual orientation therapy amounts to “psychological abuse of children.”