Spare the rod
September 30, 2012 7:44 AM Subscribe
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California has become the first state in the country to ban
the so-called "reparative" ex-gay therapy for people under the age of 18 years old. "This bill bans non-scientific 'therapies' that have driven young people to depression and suicide. These practices have no basis in science or medicine and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery," Brown said in a statement to The San Francisco Chronicle.
American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association and American Psychiatric Association are just three of the many groups which have repeatedly criticized the practice, which is often referred to as "conversion" or "ex-gay" therapy.