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May 10, 2012
PROTECTING THE INNOCENT (May 30, 2012) -- Senate action today would make California the first state in the nation to crackdown on unethical treatments that promise to change a person’s sexual orientation.
“The entire medical community is opposed to these phony therapies,” Sen. Ted W. Lieu, D-Torrance, said about his measure, Senate Bill 1172. “Just a few weeks ago the man who brought any legitimacy to reparative therapy, Dr. Robert Spitzer, renounced his study and apologized to the LGBT community. Everyone agrees that this quackery needs to stop.”
More on Senate Bill 1172 by Lieu, D-Torrance, HERE. Read Lieu's Fact Sheet on SB 1172 HERE: A 130-page report on this issue by the nationally respected American Psychological Association is HERE: The Senate Judiciary Commitee's analysis is HERE. Watch the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing and vote on Lieu's bill HERE: Listen to why Lieu believes this bill is necessary HERE. To read newstories or to watch TV segments on this issue, visit Lieu's IN THE NEWS section of his Web site below.