May 31, 2012
The California Senate passed Wednesday a bill that would regulate therapies that purport to be able to change a child’s sexual orientation—from gay to straight. “The entire medical community is opposed to these phony therapies,” Sen. Ted W. Lieu, D-Torrance, said after passage of Senate Bill 1172, which he introduced. SB 1172 would prohibit children younger than 18 from undergoing sexual orientation change efforts.