gay homosexual state senator introduces bill to ban conversion therapy for people under 18
NY Daily News: The state Senate’s only openly
gay homosexual lawmaker wants to outlaw a controversial therapy that attempts to make gay youth straight.
Legislation introduced Friday by Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan) would bar mental health providers from trying to change the sexual orientation of anyone under the age of 18.
If enacted, a licensed mental health provider who ignored the law would be cited for unprofessional conduct and subject to licensing sanctions.
Hoylman will co-sponsor the bill in the Senate with Michael Gianaris (D-Queens). It is being carried in the Assembly by Deborah Glick, a Manhattan Democrat who is a
Conversion therapy has been rejected by many in the mental health community.
Hoylman, who is
California last year enacted a similar law barring the controversial therapy, but the measure is on hold while it’s being challenged in the courts.
The Rev. Jason McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, doesn’t believe a New York law would pass legal or ethical muster.
“I simply believe that those in the homosexual community should recognize that there is a significant population in that community that want to leave that lifestyle and pursue a heterosexuality lifestyle,” McGuire said. “People should respect their choice to pursue that.”
So if this treatment is so detrimental to society, why not ban it all together? Why only for those under 18? Because Hoylman is just being a good communist:
- Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
- Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
- Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents.