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Democratic Congresswoman introduces a resolution to urge states to ban sexual orientation change efforts with minors

December 05, 2012 By: Tom Coy Category: Gay Politics, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

November 26, 2012

Excerpts from Congresswoman Jackie Speiers’ resolution: “Expressing the sense of Congress efforts by mental health practitioners to change an individual’s sexual orientation and gender identity or expression are dangerous and harmful and should be prohibited from being practiced on minors. Whereas being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or gender nonconforming is not a disorder, disease, illness, deficiency, or shortcoming;… Congress encourages each State to take steps to protect minors from efforts that promote or promise to change sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, based on the premise that homosexuality is a mental illness or developmental disorder that can or should be cured.”