Rep. Speier introduces resolution condemning 'conversion' therapy

Nov 28, 2012 Full story: www.washingtonblade.com 16

U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier introduced a resolution into the House of Representatives on Wednesday declaring that efforts by mental health practitioners to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity or expression are "dangerous and harmful."

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Nov 28, 2012
Let's hope that U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier also introduces a resolution into the House of Representatives declaring that efforts by the democratic Party to "recruit" people into their party, and to change someone's political orientation or political identity or expression into Democrats, are "dangerous and harmful."

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#2 Nov 29, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Let's hope that U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier also introduces a resolution into the House of Representatives declaring that efforts by the democratic Party to "recruit" people into their party, and to change someone's political orientation or political identity or expression into Democrats, are "dangerous and harmful."
spam on you dizzy old queen.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#3 Nov 29, 2012
Maybe a bill that would make the death penalty mandatory for fake libertarians would be a good idea too.

You do know a resolution isn't the same as a bill don't you?

Or do you need to write to SCOTUS law clerks first to be sure?

LMAO!

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#4 Nov 29, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
Let's hope that U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier also introduces a resolution into the House of Representatives declaring that efforts by the democratic Party to "recruit" people into their party, and to change someone's political orientation or political identity or expression into Democrats, are "dangerous and harmful."
I was wondering "Sarah" do you have a foot fetish? You seem to keep putting yours in your mouth!!!!

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Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#5 Nov 29, 2012
And soon conversion therapy will go the way of the snake oil salesman. Maybe all these conversion therapists could set up shop converting homophobes to acceptance. Oh, silly me, there would be no hate involved in that, and no money to be made!

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Since: Nov 07

this one

#7 Nov 29, 2012
A sense of Congress resolution is pretty much a bit of irrelevant fluff, the really cool sh*t that Rep Speier has been up to was further down in the article.

"“Let’s get this straight,” Speier said at Capitol Hill news conference called to announce the introduction of her resolution.“Being gay, lesbian, transgender is not a disease that can be cured or a mental health issue that can be treated. Sadly, not everyone gets this,” she said.

“A quick Internet search will bring up some 80 practitioners and groups that promise to help individuals to become heterosexual,” she told the news conference.“Gay conversion has become a multimillion dollar industry.”

Speier said she and her staff were investigating whether some of these practitioners and organizations, most of whom are unlicensed, were being paid to perform conversion therapy on patients who pay them through federal programs such as Medicaid or TRICARE, a federal medical program that assists military veterans.

“In my cursory investigation, I have found two additional instances of so-called mental health professionals that advertise these services and appear to be eligible for federal dollars,” she said.“This morning, I sent letters of inquiry to Medicaid and TRICARE to determine if these instances reflect systemic weaknesses that allow federal taxpayer dollars to go to harmful, illegitimate medical services.”"

We finally got someone in government threatening to wean them from the taxpayer teat.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#8 Nov 29, 2012
Rick in Kansas wrote:
A sense of Congress resolution is pretty much a bit of irrelevant fluff, the really cool sh*t that Rep Speier has been up to was further down in the article.
"“Let’s get this straight,” Speier said at Capitol Hill news conference called to announce the introduction of her resolution.“Being gay, lesbian, transgender is not a disease that can be cured or a mental health issue that can be treated. Sadly, not everyone gets this,” she said.
“A quick Internet search will bring up some 80 practitioners and groups that promise to help individuals to become heterosexual,” she told the news conference.“Gay conversion has become a multimillion dollar industry.”
Speier said she and her staff were investigating whether some of these practitioners and organizations, most of whom are unlicensed, were being paid to perform conversion therapy on patients who pay them through federal programs such as Medicaid or TRICARE, a federal medical program that assists military veterans.
“In my cursory investigation, I have found two additional instances of so-called mental health professionals that advertise these services and appear to be eligible for federal dollars,” she said.“This morning, I sent letters of inquiry to Medicaid and TRICARE to determine if these instances reflect systemic weaknesses that allow federal taxpayer dollars to go to harmful, illegitimate medical services.”"
We finally got someone in government threatening to wean them from the taxpayer teat.
Now if we can only convince the Grover Norquists that tax deductions and loopholes amount to government welfare. If they don't want people living off "government entitlements" then lets start there.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#9 Nov 29, 2012
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Now if we can only convince the Grover Norquists that tax deductions and loopholes amount to government welfare. If they don't want people living off "government entitlements" then lets start there.
Not a single person should pay a single cent more in taxes. the problem is, and has been for a long time, out of control spending. The federal government should be shrunk by 3/4ths at least. You can start with the Department Of Education which doesn't educate a single person, and the Department Of Energy, which doesn't produce a single watt of energy but IS in charge of teh design and manufactue of nuclear weapons, and scrapping Obamacare which is TOTALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL (SCOTUS has made mistakes before, you know).

NO MORE TAXES !

Want to put people to work ? Hire all the unemployed to start construction of a 200 foot high, 3000 mile long wall to seal of Mexico from the U.S. to stop illegal immigration. Hire the former East German engineers whi built The Berlin Wall, since they obviously know how to do that. Take the unemployed and train them in the proper use of firearms, and space them out every 200 feet along the Mexican border with orders to shoot anything that moves.
catter

Coeur D Alene, ID

#10 Nov 29, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
Not a single person should pay a single cent more in taxes. the problem is, and has been for a long time, out of control spending. The federal government should be shrunk by 3/4ths at least. You can start with the Department Of Education which doesn't educate a single person, and the Department Of Energy, which doesn't produce a single watt of energy but IS in charge of teh design and manufactue of nuclear weapons, and scrapping Obamacare which is TOTALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL (SCOTUS has made mistakes before, you know).
NO MORE TAXES !
Want to put people to work ? Hire all the unemployed to start construction of a 200 foot high, 3000 mile long wall to seal of Mexico from the U.S. to stop illegal immigration. Hire the former East German engineers whi built The Berlin Wall, since they obviously know how to do that. Take the unemployed and train them in the proper use of firearms, and space them out every 200 feet along the Mexican border with orders to shoot anything that moves.
So your an avowed racist promoting murder, how nice you fake Christian.

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Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#11 Nov 29, 2012
catter wrote:
<quoted text>
So your an avowed racist promoting murder, how nice you fake Christian.
I'm not an avowed racist. First of all, Mexicans are WHITE, not BLACK. Secondly, I said shoot ANYTHING that moves. we have a RIGHT to control our own borders !

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#12 Nov 29, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not an avowed racist. First of all, Mexicans are WHITE, not BLACK. Secondly, I said shoot ANYTHING that moves. we have a RIGHT to control our own borders !
I agree. you're a closet racist and Republican Wingnut posing as a libertarian.

And you too silly to see that when you talk about how the Dept. of Education hasn't educated anyone, you're the best example.

Loved it when you implied Abe Lincoln was a Democrat because he started the Civil War!

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#13 Nov 29, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
Not a single person should pay a single cent more in taxes. the problem is, and has been for a long time, out of control spending. The federal government should be shrunk by 3/4ths at least. You can start with the Department Of Education which doesn't educate a single person, and the Department Of Energy, which doesn't produce a single watt of energy but IS in charge of teh design and manufactue of nuclear weapons, and scrapping Obamacare which is TOTALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL (SCOTUS has made mistakes before, you know).
NO MORE TAXES !
Want to put people to work ? Hire all the unemployed to start construction of a 200 foot high, 3000 mile long wall to seal of Mexico from the U.S. to stop illegal immigration. Hire the former East German engineers whi built The Berlin Wall, since they obviously know how to do that. Take the unemployed and train them in the proper use of firearms, and space them out every 200 feet along the Mexican border with orders to shoot anything that moves.
Something smells funny. Did you bring Grover Norquist with you?

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#14 Nov 29, 2012
We really do need conversion therapy. Frightwingnut teabaggers need to be converted to reality.

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#15 Nov 29, 2012
Mykro wrote:
We really do need conversion therapy. Frightwingnut teabaggers need to be converted to reality.
To me the craziest part is they want us to be the best most powerful nation on earth but don't want to foot the bills to make it so.

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#16 Nov 29, 2012
Fa-Foxy wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not an avowed racist. First of all, Mexicans are WHITE, not BLACK. Secondly, I said shoot ANYTHING that moves. we have a RIGHT to control our own borders !
First off Mexicans are Hispanic and that is a race. Also do you have the same opinion for the three thousand plus miles we border with Canada?
It wont surprise me if you don't respond it could only prove how much of a raciest you really are

DNF

“Religious Freedom to Marry”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH / Baltimore MD

#17 Nov 30, 2012
disaster in the making wrote:
<quoted text>
First off Mexicans are Hispanic and that is a race. Also do you have the same opinion for the three thousand plus miles we border with Canada?
It wont surprise me if you don't respond it could only prove how much of a raciest you really are
Good point about a fence for Mexico but never for Canada.

Clearly racial and not just based on nationality.

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