California attempts to stop people from practicing reparative therapy on gay youth

Aug 21, 2012 Full story: www.proudparenting.com 10
California will attempt stop people from practicing reparative therapy on gay youth with SB 1172. SB 1172 deals with the protection from what some LGBTQ advocates call “sin science.” Full Story

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#1 Aug 21, 2012
The first report on this I read, it stated that the State of California wanted to prevent parents from submitting their children to this type of therapy. I wasn't sure if I could support that effort. This one I can, because it goes after the practitioners, and not the parents. Parents are easily manipulated in times of stress, as when a child comes out, and sometimes do not make the right choices. Professionals are supposed to know the proper practices, and are therefore the ones responsible.

“Married 6/17/08”

Since: Feb 07

Porterville, CA

#2 Aug 21, 2012
It is a sad comment on our "civilization" that "junk science" has to be outlawed because some people have no sense.

Since: Jul 12

Post Falls

#4 Aug 21, 2012
jcofe wrote:
It is a sad comment on our "civilization" that "junk science" has to be outlawed because some people have no sense.
Parents who submit their children to these physically and mentally abusive "therapists" should loose the guardianship of the children, and should go to prison for the extreme abuse.
Brown Lipstick

Pittsfield, MA

#5 Aug 21, 2012
jcofe wrote:
It is a sad comment on our "civilization" that "junk science" has to be outlawed because some people have no sense.
That's funny cus I feel women having sex with a man just to raise a child in a same sex environment should be outlawed too.
You people are insane.
The Island of Dr Moreau.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#6 Aug 21, 2012
RalphB wrote:
The first report on this I read, it stated that the State of California wanted to prevent parents from submitting their children to this type of therapy. I wasn't sure if I could support that effort. This one I can, because it goes after the practitioners, and not the parents. Parents are easily manipulated in times of stress, as when a child comes out, and sometimes do not make the right choices. Professionals are supposed to know the proper practices, and are therefore the ones responsible.
Even a child above a certain age has the right to refuse treatment.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#7 Aug 22, 2012
snyper wrote:
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Even a child above a certain age has the right to refuse treatment.
Then change the law to change the age of consent for medical purposes. I came out to my parents in 1959 at age 15. Thankfully, they loved me enough to accept me, not because they approved, but because I was their child. They were smart enough to investigate, and found a shrink who explained that I was who I was, and they could not change me. He was a very enlightened man for his time. They reacted positively to their stress. Sadly, most parents don't. The solution is to forbid the therapy, known to be incorrect and damaging. Caliornia is taking the right steps in this case.

“Married 6/17/08”

Since: Feb 07

Porterville, CA

#8 Aug 22, 2012
RalphB wrote:
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Then change the law to change the age of consent for medical purposes. I came out to my parents in 1959 at age 15. Thankfully, they loved me enough to accept me, not because they approved, but because I was their child. They were smart enough to investigate, and found a shrink who explained that I was who I was, and they could not change me. He was a very enlightened man for his time. They reacted positively to their stress. Sadly, most parents don't. The solution is to forbid the therapy, known to be incorrect and damaging. Caliornia is taking the right steps in this case.
One big problem with that is that here in the "Central Valley", the buckle of California's "Bible Belt" accepting parents are rare. The best way to over come the problem is to outlaw the "junk science".

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#9 Aug 22, 2012
jcofe wrote:
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One big problem with that is that here in the "Central Valley", the buckle of California's "Bible Belt" accepting parents are rare. The best way to over come the problem is to outlaw the "junk science".
I think I said that in my posts. Go after the program and its' practitioners and educate parents, don't make criminals of the parents for poor judgement at a time of great stress.
Orange Lipstick

Pittsfield, MA

#10 Aug 22, 2012
snyper wrote:
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Even a child above a certain age has the right to refuse treatment.
Hard to believe you would allow big brother to dictate how parents SHOULD raise their children. For an old timer like you I'm actually shocked. Are you one of the chosen ones too?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#11 Aug 22, 2012
RalphB wrote:
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Then change the law to change the age of consent for medical purposes. I came out to my parents in 1959 at age 15. Thankfully, they loved me enough to accept me, not because they approved, but because I was their child. They were smart enough to investigate, and found a shrink who explained that I was who I was, and they could not change me. He was a very enlightened man for his time. They reacted positively to their stress. Sadly, most parents don't. The solution is to forbid the therapy, known to be incorrect and damaging. Caliornia is taking the right steps in this case.
I agree. That would certainly have been a more adroit way of achieving the same thing.

But there's a huge legal hole in the system; Involuntary Commitment

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