"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.
The law will help connect these veterans with resources to upgrade their discharge status and receive better access to state benefits for veterans and their families such as home loans, college tuition fee waivers, and preference for civil service examinations.
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.
"This year, we have seen powerful statements in support of the right of every person to marry the person they love: two opinions from federal appellate courts and, for the first time, a statement from a sitting president in support of this right."