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Another Outrage in California

mamaditto Wrote: Jun 02, 2012 11:12 PM
"The outrage is a parent thinking that there is anything wrong with their child simply because of who they are...The only reason a teenager has difficulty with their same-sex orientation is because of society's utter ignorance and bigotry on this issue." 1. Human sexuality is NOT what we ARE - it's the way we BEHAVE. 2. A teenager may be experiencing same-sex attraction beause because of abuse and/or dysfunction going on in their lives. 3. The ex-gays I know do not consider their therapy "junk."

As of today, it is legal in California to give hormone blockers to an 11 year-old boy in order to delay the onset of puberty, but it could soon be illegal for a 17 year-old with unwanted same-sex attractions to receive professional counseling, even with parental consent. This is an absolute travesty.

SB 1172, which addresses this very issue, passed its first hurdle on Wednesday, as the California Senate voted 23-13 in favor of the bill, which would also require counselors and psychotherapists to warn prospective adult clients of the alleged danger of any counseling or therapy aimed at helping...