CA Bill 1172 was signed into law this weekend. This law now makes it illegal in the state of California for reparative therapy to be used on minors. Reparative therapy basically attempts to convert gay people into straight people. There is so much scientific evidence out there that shows how damaging this kind of therapy can be and it is fantastic that states are starting to take action against it. Once again it is California who is in the vanguard of such legislation.
Will we see other states introduce such measures? I am sure we will but it will likely take a long time to do so. Seeing as we have fights over adoption, marriage, and employment rights, this is likely to be at the back of a very long line. But it’s a good start.