Tuesday, April 27, 2010
By unanimous vote, the California Assembly has repealed the archaic law requiring research into a "cure" for homosexuality.
Part of a decades-old state law that characterized homosexuality as a sexual deviation that must be cured is no longer on the books. The law was written in 1950 and classifies gay people as sexual deviants. It requires the state to conduct research to find the causes of sex crimes against children and singles out homosexuals as a group that should be researched. The department no longer conducts such research, but the law remained on the books. Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, said the changes make the law read as it should have 60 years ago. She said California is now "setting things right."The bill now goes to the state Senate. "Ex-gay" lunatics PFOX continue to oppose the repeal.JMG