Federal Call To Ban “Ex-Gay” Torture

Posted October 15, 2015 9:18 AM by with 0 comments

When it comes to “conversion therapy” ex-gay torture, President Obama made his position very clear in April:

“… overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that neither conversion therapy, especially when it is practiced on young people, is neither medically nor ethically appropriate and can cause substantial harm.” ~whitehouse.gov

California, Illinois, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington DC are the currently the only states that ban the therapy presently. A bill for a national ban, like everything else currently on Capitol Hill, is stalled in an abyss of partisan nincompoopery.

Reuters is reporting the President’s admiration is getting some big back up.

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Elliot Kennedy, Esq.

“Conversion therapies or other efforts to change sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression are not effective, reinforce harmful gender stereotypes and are not appropriate mental health treatments,” said Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Special Expert on LGBT Affairs Elliot Kennedy.

Health professionals have long regarded “ex-gay” torture as nothing more than medical chicanery while noting the harm it inflects, especially on young people. Not just harm, it often brings tragic results.

“Ex-gay” torture also continues the false narrative is being LGBT is some sore of a choice or an affliction that can be overcome.

I would like to think we were beyond this but just yesterday, GOP Presidential dim-wit hopeful Ron Paul said it was permissible to be fired for being LGBT because “if you are gay, there are plenty of places that will probably hire you.”

Fortunately, who may very well be our next President agrees with our current one:

And a personal message from me to Senator Paul:
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