California bill bans 'gay conversion therapy' for minors

ByREUTERS
September 30, 2012 23:30

SACRAMENTO - California governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill barring a controversial therapy that aims to reverse homosexuality in minors, the measure's sponsor said on Sunday.

Brown's approval made California the first state to ban so-called conversion therapy. The move marked a major victory for gay rights advocates who say the therapy, also called reparative therapy, has no medical basis because homosexuality is not a disorder.

The bill's sponsor, state Senator Ted Lieu, a Democrat from Torrance, said in a statement that Brown had signed the bill. An announcement from the governor's office was expected on Sunday.

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