3 months ago · 47 notes
So basically, some asshole parents make their kids go through “anti-gay” therapy after they come out and California has a bill that would ban them from doing this.
A state senate committee has already approved a bill that would forbid sexual orientation change therapy for children under 18, and adults would receive warnings of the hazards of such efforts.
Along with a warning that these therapies are not shown to be effective in changing a person’s sexual orientation, the bill cites risks of depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior.
Recently, a group called “SaveCalifornia” started campaigning for Republicans in the GA to vote down the bill.
The SaveCalifornia campaign serves to indicate the lengths that religious right activists are willing to go to in order to fight pro-LGBT legislation that would actually safeguard child welfare.
Introduced by Senator Ted Lieu, SB1172 would limit California’s health professionals from engaging in so-called sexual orientation change efforts, sometimes known as conversion or reparative therapy, with minors.
The legislation, the first of its kind in the US, passed 23 votes to 13 in the state Senate last month. It is believed the General Assembly has enough votes to pass the legislation and that Gov. Jerry Brown will sign, but voicing your support will be vital in ensuring the bill becomes law.I urge you all to sign this petition to declare your support of the ex-gay therapy ban. The aim is for at least 5,000 signatures, but currently they’ve just barely reached 700. You would be helping those people who have not been accepted by their family for who they can’t help being, and it takes only 20 seconds to sign. Spreading the world also helps too.