Gay cure therapy

California is on its way to banning licensed therapists from providing “sexual orientation change efforts,” also referred to as “gay cure” therapy, for minors. The bill has been approved in the state assembly and now moves to the Senate. If the bill passes, California will become the first state to ban
such therapy. “Gay cure” treatment has long been controversial and is condemned by the American Psychiatric Association. The practice recently gained national attention after rumors surfaced about gay conversion therapy being offered at Michele Bachmann’s husband Marcus’ counseling center.