California Bill Would Ban Conversion Therapy to Make Gay Teens Straight

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on California Bill Would Ban Conversion Therapy to Make Gay Teens Straight

Reparative therapy, also known as gay and lesbian conversion for teens, may become illegal in California. State Senator Ted Lieu says, “This therapy can be dangerous.” Reparative therapy is controversial, with proponents comparing it to people struggling with obesity who turn to Weight Watchers, and opponents, including Dr. Carol Bernstein, saying the therapy “…has no scientific basis whatsoever.” “Being gay or lesbian is not a disorder,” says Martin Binks of Binks Behavioral Therapy, and Dr. Aron Janssen notes that “…exposing adolescents to the idea that who you are is not good enough…contributes to an overall negative psychological long-term outcome.”

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