PA Rep. Brian Sims Introduces Bill To Ban Ex-Gay Therapy For Minors
Hottie and openly gay Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims (joined by Gerald Mullery) introduced legislation today to ban "ex-gay" reparative therapy for minors.
The legislation is similar to that passed in California and New Jersey.
Sims said, “Just last month, New Jersey’s Republican governor and Democratic legislature worked together to ban this practice. The governor there cited ‘a litany of potential ill effects of trying to change sexual orientation, including
It’s been 40 years since the American Psychological Association excluded homosexuality from being classified as a mental disorder, and the APA has published studies showing that patients younger than 18 suffer from a multitude of harmful effects associated with this so-called therapy, including withdrawal and suicidal thoughts. It’s time to protect Pennsylvania children from this quackery that can inflict years of harm for those who manage to survive it.”
A bill to ban reparative therapy for minors has also been introduced in the Pennsylvania senate by State Senator Anthony H. Williams.
Let's get it passed!
And Brian, feel free to call us if you need some one-on-one help bouncing off ideas, brainstorming, whatever.