Ex-Gay Sues California For Banning Damaging ‘Conversion Therapy’
First of all, conversion therapy is a thing. You know, just give someone enough therapy and they’ll turn straight. It’s really a thing… it might not work, and it’s definitely psychologically damaging, but it’s real.
Second, California voted to outlaw it for minors earlier this week. Win!
Lastly, some dude who says he received conversion therapy and is now totally straight is suing all of California (some 22 defendants in total including Gov. Jerry Brown) saying that the bill, which is the best thing to happen to the state since that one time gay marriage happened, violates freedom of speech and religious and privacy rights.
To which I say, WTFFF.
Aaron Blitzer is the plaintiff on the lawsuit, along with family therapist Donald Welsch who is also an ordained minister (surprise!) and Antony Duk, a Roman Catholic psychiatrist.
My head hurts so much right now, you guys. I just can’t with these people- this whole lawsuit is just ate up with the stupid.
I need to go cry in a corner, so let me wrap this up in bullet points:
- Good job, California! I look forward to Jan. 1 when this takes effect. The American Psychiatric Association has outlawed conversion therapies by its practitioners for over a decade. It’s time public policy catches up.
- As is often the case, institutionalized religion is rustling my jimmies.
- Lastly, hey Aaron! What?! Did conversion therapy really work for you? Like… really? I dare you to look at these guys and tell me you’re straight. I dare you!