Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I Don't Need No Cure

Just wow.
Apparently, in the land of Prop H8 known as California, there is a law that requires mental health officials to seek a cure for homosexuality, aka The Gay. The law was originally written in 1950 and re-enacted in 1967, the year gay men protested police brutality and harassment at the Black Cat Tavern in Silverlake. Minor amendments were made to the law as late as 1977, but the basic language--calling for a cure for homosexuality--remains in state law.
Yes. I Know!
Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal said "it's time to strip that vestige of institutional bigotry from California's code books," and has introduced a bill to repeal Section 8050 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, which declares the State Department of Mental Health "shall plan, conduct and cause to be conducted scientific research into the causes and cures of sexual deviation, including deviations conducive to sex crimes against children, and the causes and cures of homosexuality..."
I think Miss Ross said it best:


robertga99 said...

Wow is right!
Georgia still has the sodomy law so it's actually illegal for me to have sex.
Good times!

Wonder Man said...

love it

jadedj said...

That's pretty unbelievable. 2010, and this thing is still on the books? I'm thinking the next idea, from this sort of thinking, will involve the use of leeches.

Kyle said...

Bob, this is crazy shit. Take a look at the discussion vid that CNN had(I've got it posted at my place). They invited Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, who is trying to repeal the law, and then Richard Cohen to give the other side of the "debate." Richard Cohen!

Stephen said...

Tell Carlos that his fans in Oregon wish him a happy birthday!!!