SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Assembly on Tuesday voted 52 to 21 in favor of a bill that will protect LGBT youth from treatments by mental health practitioners who falsely claim to be able change their sexual orientation or gender expression.
Authored by Senator Ted Lieu, Senate Bill 1172 is co-sponsored by Equality California, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Gaylesta, Mental Health America of Northern California, Lambda Legal, and the Courage Campaign.
The bill will return to the Senate for a vote to concur in amendments made in the Assembly before proceeding to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk.
This bill prohibits state-licensed mental health practitioners from engaging in abusive treatments that fraudulently claim to stop a young person from being LGBT, often referred to as reparative therapy....¨ read it all, HERE
ON THE TOPIC OF WITCHCRAFT:
British archbishop describes ‘freeing’ evil spirit in girl
The Archbishop of York has told peers how he freed the spirit of a girl who feared she was going to be sacrificed by witches.
Dr. John Sentamu said that doctors had been unable to help the child who was unable to move or speak after seeing a goat killed at a “coven.” He claimed she had returned to normal after he said a prayer, anointed her and lit a candle, in what commentators said appeared to have been a traditional exorcism.
The archbishop, the second most senior cleric in the Church of England, told the story during a House of Lords debate on the Health and Social Care Bill to illustrate his belief that health authorities should cater for spiritual problems as well as physical and mental illnesses...¨ HERE
ANYONE BUT YORK (ABY) for ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY!
· Thanks to Governor Jerry Brown
· Thanks to Ted Lieu, California State Senator
· Thanks to Senate Bill 1172
· Thanks to LGBT Nation, sidebar