Wednesday, April 28, 2010

California's "gay cure"

There's an old, old law on the books in CA mandating research into the causes and cures for homosexuality. AB2199 would repeal this law, recognizing that modern science and medicine agree that being gay or lesbian is a variant, not a pathology.

Of course, the Forces of Evil want the law to stay on the books. As EQCA says ,

The anti-LGBT right-wing is trying to kill EQCA's bill to repeal the California law that instructs health officials to conduct research into the "causes and cures of homosexuality." Why? Because they know that when people learn that sexual orientation is not a choice and cannot be changed they are much more likely to support full equality.
Head on over there and sign their petition asking the Governor to sign the bill.

As the SF Chronicle opines,

The state has far better things to do than hunt down a "cure" for sexual orientation. But the insulting language remains on the books, so Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, has introduced AB2199 to scrub it. But there's no question that it should pass..... The idea of searching for a homosexuality "cure" is insulting, absurd and rooted in ignorance.

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