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04/27/2010

Good news, swine flu: CA 'gay cure' labs may soon be freed for actual ailments

by Jeremy Hooper

And now in "because our sexuality is not just a bad case of indigestion" news: The California Assembly has passed Assemblymember Bonnie 201004270829-1Lowenthal's bill (AB 2199) designed to repeal that section of the California Welfare and Institutions code that, unbelievably in 2010, still instructs the State Department of Mental Health to research "causes and cures of homosexuality." Equality California has more:

"Sexual orientation is not a matter of choice any more than one's height, and neither can be changed," said Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California. "We are thrilled with the passage of this vital bill, as all Californians regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, deserve to be treated equally and with dignity and respect."

The code implies that being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is harmful and that LGBT individuals can and should be cured, in direct contradiction with an enormous body of research that demonstrates otherwise.

"It's discriminatory, it's insulting and it has to go," Lowenthal said. "Sixty years is more than long enough."

ASSEMBLY PASSES BILL REPEALING GAY 'CURE' LANGUAGE FROM STATE CODE [EQCA]

The bill now moves to the state Senate. So time's ticking, anti-gay scientists: Give this writer that pill that finally, for the first time in my gay life, makes me understand the sexual appeal of female breasts, or forever hold your peace.

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