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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Proposed Bill Won't Allow Therapists to "Cure" Gay Teens

Posted By on Wed, May 9, 2012 at 9:20 AM

click to enlarge Some people are gay ... get over it already!
  • Some people are gay ... get over it already!

North Carolina's most notorious nut job, Pastor Sean Harris, would be disappointed to learn that not only do we not beat the gay out of our kids in California, but we really aren't interested in trying to "cure" them either.

In other words, gay kids will be gay kids.

At least that's what Sen. Ted Lieu, (D-Torrance), thinks. The SoCal pol has introduced legislation that would make it

illegal for therapists and psychologists to try to cure teens from being gay. The bill also says therapists would have to get written consent from any gay adult who is requesting to be "cured."

Lieu said yesterday that the bill would strictly regulate a form of therapy that "has no medical basis."

If approved, the bill, which was heard yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, would allow clients to sue therapy professionals who provide

the treatment to minors or to adults who have not given written consent.

So yeah we might not be a leader on gay marriage, but while North Carolina is busy beating up its "girlish sons," at least California is trying to save one gay kid at a time.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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