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California set to vote on banning books about treating unwanted homosexual attraction

started by on Apr 19 2018 – Last touched: May 07 2018

Apr 19 2018 04:14 pm    

SACRAMENTO, California, April 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The California State Assembly is slated to vote on legislation that has been interpreted as broad enough to ban the sale of books that address helping people overcome unwanted same-sex attractions.

AB 2943 adds “[a]dvertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual” to the state’s list of illegal “unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by any person in a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer.”

“Sexual orientation change efforts” are defined as “any practices that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation.”

The bill makes no exceptions for adults who actively seek such efforts, or minors whose parents have given their consent. (California minors are not currently required to obtain parental consent for abortions.)

The bill passed the assembly’s Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee 8-2 and the Judiciary Committee 8-1, clearing the way for a floor vote. That vote has yet to be scheduled, but the California Family Council says it could take place as soon as Thursday.

“Conversion therapy as a practice implies an inherent wrongness in who I am,” Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low, who introduced the bill, declared on April 10. “There is nothing wrong with who I am or with anyone in the LGBT community. This legislation sets California apart as a state of inclusion, not exclusion.”

Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), disagrees.

“Traditional medical ethics, enshrined in the Oath of Hippocrates, requires physicians to prescribe according to the best of their ability and judgment, and to avoid doing harm. And patients have the right to choose their therapeutic goals,” she said. “These bills impose on all Californians, by law, the opinion of an activist lobby that same-sex attraction or the belief that a person is imprisoned in a body of the ‘wrong’ biological sex is always normal, healthy, and immutable.”

Pro-homosexual lawmakers in other states, such as Washington, have pushed similar legislation prohibiting treatment for unwanted sexual attraction, but critics say the scope of AB 2943 is unprecedented.

Apr 19 2018 04:17 pm

Tell you what… subject matter completely aside. This is an absolute Constitutional No No. Who the hell does Ca think they are? Why are they continuously getting away with passing totally unconstitutional laws like this?

Apr 20 2018 10:40 am

Good morning Sir. :)

Absolutely… It violates the very first amendment in the Bill of Rights period. Not even pornography can be restricted from being printed and sold. Age restriction yes, but printing, sales, or banning no. The way Ca is pushing past the limits of the Constitutional checks and balances is just incredible. The reason why I stand against this ideology so strongly is because once Ca is allowed to do these things other states take advantage of the illegal deception and follow suit passing like kind unconstitutional crap.

The fact that Ca is getting away with this stuff will eventually affect the whole nation and their constitutional rights also. The Citizens of other states really need to concentrate and pay attention to what happens in Ca and nip these in the bud at the source before they spread. It is NOT just a problem for the folks in Ca… It is a problem for every individual in this country and it drives me crazy that everyone is sitting on their hands doing nothing about it.

One of my pet peeves as you can see… lol

May 05 2018 06:43 am

Absolutely… And the rest of the country needs to concentrate mass scrutiny and legal funding towards the base and source of the fire or this fire will never be extinguished.

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