The LA Times reports:
“No one should stand idly by while children are being psychological[ly] abused, and anyone who forces a child to try to change their sexual orientation must understand this is unacceptable,” [Sen Ted] Lieu said.
The measure was supported by groups including the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Kate Kendell, the group’s executive director, said the bill was needed so “state-licensed therapists cannot subject young people to practices that have been universally condemned by mainstream medical experts and that cause terrible harm.”
The bill, SB 1172, was opposed by Republican lawmakers as an intrusion by the state into the decision of parents about how to raise their children.
What do you think of this measure? Do parents have the right to decide what therapy their children receive? Do you think this help prevent depression and suicide in LGBT teens?