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California Bans Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors

October 10, 2012 By: Tom Coy Category: Clinical Science, Gay Politics, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

October 1, 2012

( Excerpt: “Therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors who say they are gay has been outlawed in California, the first state to adopt such legislation. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced he had signed the bill on Sunday. The bill’s sponsor, Calif. State Sen. Ted Lieu, said the so-called ‘conversion therapy,’ ‘sexual orientation therapy,’ ‘reparative therapy,’ or ‘sexual orientation change efforts’ — amounts to ‘psychological child abuse.’ Link to the ABC NEWS article.