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California ban on gay conversion therapy at center of legal battle

There are 7 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Apr 15, 2013, titled California ban on gay conversion therapy at center of legal battle. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

When the Legislature last year backed the nation's first ban on gay conversion therapy for minors, lawmakers had in mind the experiences of people such as James Guay.

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“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#1 Apr 15, 2013
Since when is psychological "treatment" a religious right (or rite)?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Apr 15, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
Since when is psychological "treatment" a religious right (or rite)?
It's not and never has been. Psychology is a science, while religion is not. And a state has the right to regulate the practice of medicine.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#3 Apr 16, 2013
There's a snicky little point in California Law that bears on this case.

While only State Licensed professionals may do "therapy", anyone can hang out their shingle as a "counselor".
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Apr 16, 2013
Perhaps if they will apply equal measures of 'ex-straight' therapy upon the parents; they can balance the quackery

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#5 Apr 16, 2013
Conversion therapy is designated as a psychological therapy; a counselor could go to jail for using the techniques. And should. Counselors can't do anything beyond verbal interactions. Not that a babbling religious psycho still can't damage a vulnerable teen, but it's easier to reverse.
snyper wrote:
There's a snicky little point in California Law that bears on this case.
While only State Licensed professionals may do "therapy", anyone can hang out their shingle as a "counselor".

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#6 Apr 16, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
Conversion therapy is designated as a psychological therapy; a counselor could go to jail for using the techniques. And should. Counselors can't do anything beyond verbal interactions. Not that a babbling religious psycho still can't damage a vulnerable teen, but it's easier to reverse.
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The specific "services in question were offered under the heading of "spiritual counseling". It will come out in the hearing.
VeganTiger

Spokane, WA

#7 Apr 21, 2013
snyper wrote:
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The specific "services in question were offered under the heading of "spiritual counseling". It will come out in the hearing.
Don't let the details shine excess light upon the truths..... Otherwise, I think it is a stupid idea to begin with. God gave us a free will. As long as you stay out of others faces and leave kids alone, you should be able to do what you want to, including having sex with men if you are a man and likes that .

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