02 Sep '12, 6pm

5 Reasons to Support a Ban on Ex-Gay Therapy

5 Reasons to Support a Ban on Ex-Gay Therapy

The California Senate sent the state’s proposed ban on ex-gay therapy for minors to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk on Thursday. Here are five reasons Governor Brown should sign the legislation. 1) Ex-gay therapy treats homosexuality like a disorder — even though it isn’t. Homosexuality was depathologized by the American Psychiatric Association in 1973. This means that homosexuality in and of itself is no longer considered a mental illness or disorder. Since then, all mainstream medical bodies have moved forward under the understanding that it is anxiety about sexuality and not homosexuality that should be of concern to medical professionals. However, you will often see ex-gay therapy pushers using the phrase “people suffering from Same-Sex Attraction” when referring to their work in trying to “cure” homosexuality. This creates a pathology where there isn’t one and willfully m...

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