California governor bans gay conversion therapy

Therapy aimed at turning gay kids straight will soon be illegal in California, with the state’s governor declaring he hopes a new law will relegate such efforts to the dustbin of quackery.

The legislation — which the state Senate passed in May, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law this weekend and will take effect 1 January — prohibits attempts to change the sexual orientation of patients under age 18.

This bill bans non-scientific therapies’ that have driven young people to depression and suicide, Brown tweeted. These practices have no basis in science or medicine — via

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