"This bill bans non-scientific 'therapies' that have driven young people to depression and suicide. These practices have no basis in science or medicine and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery," Gov. Jerry Brown says.
An openly gay Indiana teen, who was expelled from school earlier this year because he brought a stun gun to school to ward off bullies, has filed a lawsuit claiming the school district did nothing to prevent the “relentless, severe harassment.”
The California Assembly today voted 52-21 in favor of a bill that will protect LGBT youth from dangerous and abusive treatments by mental health practitioners who falsely claim to be able to change their sexual orientation or gender expression.
Geoff Kors starts today and will work with NCLR state legislative director Connie Utada and NCLR policy director Maya Rupert to strengthen and expand the organization's advocacy on national, state, and local legislative and policy initiatives.
Sergio C. Garcia was born in 1977 and brought to the United States by his parents when he was just 17 months old. His family applied for an immigrant visa on his behalf in 1994, and he has been waiting in an undocumented status for nearly 18 years for the visa to become available.