Sunday, Oct 20, 2019
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 37 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
Back to Section One | Back to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, June 1, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 22
California's Senate passes bill to ban Gay 'therapy'
Section One
ALL STORIES
  next story
California's Senate passes bill to ban Gay 'therapy'

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

A bill that would ban therapeutic programs aimed at reversing same-sex attraction in children and teens passed California's Senate on Wednesday, moving the state a step closer to becoming the first in the nation to ban the controversial treatments.

The 23-13 vote in the Democratic-controlled body marked a major victory for LGBT rights advocates, who say such 'therapy' has no medical basis because homosexuality is not a disorder, and that trying to 'cure' it can cause depression and lead to substance abuse and suicide.

The bill still needs to be passed by the state Assembly and signed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown before it can become law. The Assembly, also controlled by Democrats, is expected to take it up within a month.

'These therapies are dangerous,' Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), who sponsored the bill, said on the Senate floor before the vote, citing the case of Ryan Kendall, an outspoken Gay activist who underwent such therapy as a child.

'[Ryan] was told that being Gay made God cry,' Lieu said.

'He testified that for 10 years of his life, he wanted to commit suicide. He has not done that and now he is speaking out against this type of therapy.'

The Pan American Health Organization, a division of the World Health Organization, said earlier this month that therapy claiming to 'cure' people with non-heterosexual sexual orientation lacked medical justification and represented 'a serious threat to the health and well-being of affected people.'

Equality California, a civil rights group that co-sponsored the bill, welcomed its passage by the Senate.

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

SO&P responds to critics on Pride Parade fees

Group faces criticism for price hikes, snubs of marriage equality champions

------------------------------
Federal court throws out major part of DOMA
------------------------------
Ref. 74 petitions to Secretary of State's office on Monday
------------------------------
New Washington poll finds broad support for marriage equality
------------------------------
Madison Valley's Cafe Flora celebrates 20 years

Owner reflects on partnership with Bailey-Boushay

------------------------------
Jay Inslee endorsed by HRC
------------------------------
ACLU and Lambda Legal challenge Illinois on marriage
------------------------------
Mormons to march in church clothes in Utah pride parade
------------------------------
California's Senate passes bill to ban Gay 'therapy'
------------------------------
ExxonMobil shareholders reject LGBT employment protections
------------------------------
Euro parliament condemns anti-Gay laws
------------------------------
Ontario government orders schools to accept GSAs
------------------------------
Romney clinches GOP nomination for president
------------------------------
Ravi apologizes to victim, begins serving jail time
------------------------------
THE OUTFIELD - Akil Patterson's Project: Giving African-American athletes the courage to come out
------------------------------

------------------------------
BREAKING NEWS
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
Gay or Stupid? Ones Still an Insult
------------------------------
Mormons march in Gay Pride Parade to build bridges
------------------------------
Owner of Oak Park gay club believes weekend fire suspicious
------------------------------
Water Polo Coach Claims He Was Fired for Being Gay
------------------------------
HRC Releases Landmark Survey of LGBT Youth
------------------------------
State Dept. brings foreign journalists to Blade office
------------------------------
President Obama gets enthusiastic welcome at L.A. gay event
------------------------------
Threats to Side by Side Film Festival, Novosibirsk, Russia
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
Seattle Gay Blog post your own information on
the Seattle Gay Blog
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml

Seattle Gay News - SGN
1605 12 Ave., Ste. 31
Seattle, WA 98122

Phone 206-324-4297
Fax 206-322-7188

email: sgn2@sgn.org
website suggestions: web@sgn.org

copyright Seattle Gay News - DigitalTeamWorks 2011

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News