(For the record – the Catholic Church agrees that homosexuality is not a pathology, and does not recommend any form of conversion therapy.)
Governor Peter Shumlin: ‘It’s absurd to think that being gay or transgender is something to be cured of’
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin today signed a bill into law which protects LGBTI youth from the dangers of conversion therapy.
Vermont follows California, New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Washington D.C., and Cincinnati in banning the controversial practice for minors.
‘It’s absurd to think that being gay or transgender is something to be cured of,’ Shumlin said in a statement.
‘Our country has come a long way in a short period of time in recognizing the civil rights of members of the LGBT community, and I am so proud that Vermont has taken a leadership role at every step of the way.’
The governor added: ‘At a time when the rights of LGBT individuals are under attack in other parts of the country, Vermont will continue to stand up to hatred and bigotry and show the rest of the country what tolerance, understanding, and common humanity look like.’
Source: – Gay Star News