California Bans Experimentation on Children

Unproven and ineffective treatments to change sexual orientation will now be an ‘adults only’ experience in California. Children will not be experimented on by zealots, religious and otherwise, who promise to make the gay go away. It’s the law. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law against ‘conversion therapy’.

I come from a generation that got whacked with rulers for writing left-handed. Children coming of age in this generation of confessional literature, reality TV and internet everything do not have it easy. But they may benefit from some hard-won battles. Forcing people to suppress their difference is costly, now more than ever. And what a waste when young people are shamed into denying what is in their heart.

Hey, maybe some day we will even accept people who don’t fit any labels at all.

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