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Gay Conversion Therapy Has Been BANNED In Cali!

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California has just made the world a little safer for the state's young LGBT population.

Reparative therapy for homosexuals, which some people call a "cure", will be banned for anyone under 18 starting on January 1, 2013 thanks to a bill signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

The politician is the first to do so in the entire country and explained his decision by saying:

"This bill bans non-scientific 'therapies' that have driven young people to depression and suicide. These practices have no basis in science or medicine and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery."

Even though the American Psychiatric Association agrees that the practice leads to depression, anxiety and other self-destructive behavior, there is still plenty of ignorance to defend it.

For example, the Pacific Justice Institute is filing a lawsuit to prevent the bill from going into action and says:

"Of all the freedom-killing bills we have seen in our legislature the last several years, this is among the worst."

Sorry, but the freedom to ruin a young person's life by forcing them into unnecessary and dangerous therapy is not a freedom anyone should have.

Homosexuality is no choice and it's certainly not a disease — it's a natural part of life! We can't wait for the day when everyone can just accept that and move on.

In the meantime, we hope more states follow Gov. Brown's lead and sign similar bills into law!

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12 comments to “Gay Conversion Therapy Has Been BANNED In Cali!”



  1. 1

    Jesus California is a joke. How can people tolerate it there?

  2. shaygirl1309 says – reply to this


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    California, you were once so beautiful. bye, bye, you're going off the cliff and your leadership worrys about queers. bye bye



  3. 3

    That's a great thing- speaking up and saying such things are wrong and won't be tolerated. But on the other hand, the misguided folks who would do such a thing to their loved ones, will still be misguided and if determined enough to have such 'therapy' will just compound the already awful situation by sending their kids away from home to some therapeutic clinic they'll have to live at in some other state. So that will add living in a state of terror to their depression, anxiety and self-destructive behaviour. This needs to be deemed unacceptable across the entire country.



  4. 4

    That is so sad. These poor kids are going to have to suffer with the stigma of being gay without any help. God I wish California would fall into the ocean.

  5. teeter totter says – reply to this


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    Please do not call it "Cali" - that is a city in Colombia. The word is not cool. TY.

  6. CaliP says – reply to this


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    This is sad, these people need help. If it doesn't work, why are there so many people that say it has helped them be straight again?



  7. 7

    There is NO cure because it is not a disease , they just do not have sex for the rest of their lives…it's called abstinence. That's not therapy that's cruelty.



  8. 8

    Re: CaliP – Nobody - except brainwashed kid- ever said it helped them. PLeads come back to the 21st century

  9. BritneyQueen90 says – reply to this


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    Re: CaliP – AGAIN? We never were! And how many people, according to you, said that? I can tell you they only thing they do is go back to the closet and live miserable and hating themselves for the rest of their lives…

  10. OjsakilaOjsakila says – reply to this


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    If they banned gay therapy how in the world are they going to fix the gays now?



  11. 11

    Have you ever been to one of those Christian "therapy camps"- more gay sex than a Carnival cruise-ship from San Fransisco to Rio.
    Hmmm being a little queer myself I do know there are many confused boys who would refer not to be gay- although they may be. And there are many Chinese boys who marry and have kids for Mommy and Daddy though they sneak out to the gay clubs for some big bear hugs- the point it would be unacceptable culturally for their children to be gay.
    Then the other issue is it interferes with personal choice- which is really what the Gay Movement and Harvey Milk were all about- the right to live a private life of our choice.
    I'm going to be a LGBT queer fence-sitter on this one- hopefully a a fence with large dull pointy bits.

  12. JOY says – reply to this


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    FREAKS ARE WAAAAAAY OUT OF CONTRL …

    LISTEN TO ME …

    GAY IS JUST A TRICK EUPHEMISM AND MEANS NOTHING !!!

    ANYONE CAN COMMIT SODOMY AND BUGGERY (GOOGLE)… ONLY LOWLIFE SLITHERING VERMIN HAVE THE PREDILECTION . IT'S ENDEMIC IN SUBHUMANS.

    SO , WITH THERE BEING SOME SALVAGEABLE BORDERLINE PERSONS , DE-FREAKING THERAPY IS A LOGICAL IDEA .

    HARDCORE FREAKS , BEING THE VIOLENT , ENVIOUS , SOCIOPATHS THAT THEY ARE , DWELL IN A TWILIGHT ZONE WHERE THE RULE IS "MISERY LIKE COMPANY"… AND , TO BOOT , IT ENRAGES THESE ANIMALS WHEN THE REALITY OF THEIR ABNORMALITY IS HIGHLIGHTED .

    THE WAR OF GOOD VERSES EVIL IS ETERNAL … DON'T GET SIDE-TRACKED OR CORRUPTED BY THESE GHOULS , THEY WANT TO HURT YOU…