Skip to comments.California Assembly votes to ban books on treating unwanted gay attraction
Posted on 04/20/2018 3:02:09 PM PDT by ebb tide
The California Assembly passed legislation today broad enough to ban the sale of books that address helping people overcome unwanted same-sex attractions.
AB 2943 cleared the chamber by a bipartisan vote of 50-14, CBS Sacramento reports.
The measure adds [a]dvertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual to the states list of illegal unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by any person in a transaction intended to result or that results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer.
Sexual orientation change efforts are defined as any practices that seek to change an individuals sexual orientation. Other states have enacted narrower bans on conversion therapy, also known as reparative therapy, for minors, but CBS Sacramento that Californias is the first in the nation that would also prevent adults from voluntarily obtaining the treatment.
The State of California has no right to deny its residents the resources to help them find happiness or to shut down counselors, schools, and religious organizations that provide those services, California Family Council president Jonathan Keller said of the vote. Every person experiencing unwanted same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria must be allowed to pursue help in achieving their desired goals and outcomes.
The bill is unprecedented for another reason, too: by classifying the subject under prohibited goods, which critics say means it would go so far as to ban the sale of books endorsing the practice, as well as other forms of constitutionally-protected speech.
At its core, AB 2943 outlaws speech, Alliance Defending Freedoms (ADF) legal analysis of the bill reads. It says that licensed counseling, religious conferences, book sales, and paid speaking engagements could all potentially face legal penalties for promoting ways to reverse unwanted attractions or for expressing traditional Christian teachings on sexuality.
ADF further notes that the section of Californias civil code pertaining to deceptive acts or practices expressly commands that it be liberally construed and applied, Cal. Civil Code § 1760, resulting in prohibitions against [sexual orientation change efforts] potentially being applied beyond the confines of a traditional counseling relationship to many other constitutionally protected activities.
The Associated Press notes that some lawmakers questioned Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low, who introduced the bill, as to its implications. Low claimed that preaching and other forms of speech would be safe; only advertising or selling conversion therapy would be illegal.
"This is a bill that would be overturned by a higher court on the grounds of the First Amendment," Republican Assemblyman Matthew Harper said, unconvinced.
The United States Constitution expressly forbids laws abridging the freedom of speech or prohibiting the free exercise of religion. The California Constitution declares that [e]very person may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, and that [f]ree exercise and enjoyment of religion without discrimination or preference are guaranteed.
The bill now moves on to the state Senate for consideration. If the Senate passes it, Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign it into law.
Banning books? That’s totalitarianism.
Remind me not to visit Venezuela...um, Los Angeles.
Of course this Marxist bill will pass. California is completely insane.
California has gone full Nazi.
It is great! Now Californians can default to the workable methods of yesteryear.
That means they are effectively BANNING RAPE THERAPY!!!!!!!
On page 37, the other relevant result relates to men. The 13th research question addressed, of homosexual men who have been molested, what percentage were molested before self-identification as homosexual men, and what percentage were molested after self-identification as homosexual? Of homosexual men who were molested, 68% were molested before self-identification as homosexual, and 32% were molested after self-identification as homosexual.
I have links to over a dozen similar studies.
In this one party state, only one side is legally permitted to speak. Hopefully, this unlawful law will be overturned after being challenged in a high court.
You don’t win the debate by silencing your opponent.
The opponent’s message only becomes that much more alluring once it has been loudly forbidden.
Socialists,Nazis,Fascists,Communists. Not a whole lot of difference between them. Megalomaniacs all.
Don’t people who want to change have a right to resources that would support them? Not only are these totalitarians taking away the right of free speech, they are also taking away the right for people to get the help they need.
In the mean time, the degenerates are for coming for your children.
This article should come with a Parental Warning:
If you put “width=800” right behind your*.jpg, it will stop it from being so big you can’t see it.
Censorship. Book burning.
Liberals are the most intolerant, bigoted, stingiest, polluting, angry, unfriendly, greedy, fascist, hate-filled, mean-spirited, envious, resentful, vicious, close-minded, violent, murdering, child-abusing, amoral, stupid, censoring, horse-punching, book-burning, ignorant, uneducated, unskilled, childish, prejudiced, racist, women-hating, man-hating, perverted, thieving, destructive, American-hating, Christian-hating, muslim-loving, Jew-hating, Israel-hating, communist, vote-rigging, vulgar, dirty, smelly, election-rejecting, regressive, restrictive, prohibitive, bed-wetting, poo-flinging, cop-killing, war-mongering, conservative black hating, and scared little lying thumb-sucking idiots God has ever created.
The California Democrat Party is funded by wealthy perverts and as long as the money is coming in, any challenge to their perversion will be quickly squashed at the state level.
California Uber Alles
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