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Proposed California law barring parents from ‘curing’ gay children

A first-of-its-kind state law that would restrict parents from trying to “cure” their minor children’s same-sex attractions is going to the governor’s desk. If both state houses agree on the language, the legislation will be sent to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature in September. Sponsored by a coalition of gay rights groups led by California Equality the bill was introduced by State Sen. Ted W. Lieu (D-Redondo Beach).

Lieu cites studies like the American Psychological Association (APA) 2009 Task Force, which reported sexual orientation change effort (SOCE) therapy could lead to depression, feelings of shame, self-loathing, drug abuse, high-risk sexual behavior, anger, withdrawal and in some cases, even attempted suicide in minor children, if those same-sex attractions continue to persist.

[via Fox News]