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-Andrew

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wadebramwilson:

“A bill prohibiting the use of a controversial therapy aimed at ‘curing’ homosexuality in gay teenagers has been approved by California’s Assembly. The state has come closer to becoming the first one to ban the practice in the US. According to The Telegraph, gay rights advocates called the…

(Source: indianexpress.com)

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gaywrites:

SB 1172 would ban conversion (“ex-gay”) therapy for minors in California. Conversion therapy is ineffective, medically unsound, and extremely harmful. Sign the petition against it here. 

gaywrites:

SB 1172 would ban conversion (“ex-gay”) therapy for minors in California. Conversion therapy is ineffective, medically unsound, and extremely harmful. Sign the petition against it here

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Supreme Court of the US to decide whether to hear Prop 8 case

On Aug. 31, the Supreme Court Justices will decide if they will grant ‘a writ of Certiorari’ (a notice stating they have agreed to hear the case) to the supporters of prop 8. Should they grant it (it requires four out of nine justices to do so), the case will be heard early 2013 and decided in June.

IF they don’t, however, the 9th Circuit’s previous ruling that Prop 8 is unconstitutional shall enter effect and the State of California shall not be able to enforce it any longer (Supremecy Clause of the US Constitution).

As it is, the lower courts ruling is ‘stayed’ (on hold) until the Supreme Court either strikes down the amendment to the State of California’s constitution (which is what Prop 8 is) or denies ‘Certiorari’.

In any event, Prop 8 will need to be repealed (deleted) from the CA State constitution as it willbe a useless legal statement and a discriminatory one at that.

Personally, I expect review to be denied and for Marriage Equality to return to California by the end of August (just a little over 4 years since it was first granted!).

Be on the lookout for the result on Aug 31st!

-Ian

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Ryan Kendall, a survivor of the Sexual Orientation Conversion Practices who testified in the Perry v. Brown legal challenge to Proposition 8, described his experience before the The California Assembly Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee in Sacramento yesterday during the hearing on SB 1172.

-EQCA

(Source: eqcablog.org)