As other states are following California's lead, working to ban
counseling for homosexuality, an attorney says it's imperative that
the law be stopped in The Golden State before its
As OneNewsNow has reported, the Pacific
Justice Institute has filed legal briefs to stop the January 1
implementation of SB 1172. The motion notes the law's
unconstitutional denial of "conversion therapy" to minors
experiencing unwanted homosexual feelings.
But PJI attorney Matthew
McReynolds is now concerned that similar legislation has been
introduced in Pennsylvania and that New Jersey will likely follow
"It's so important that we stop this here in California, because
we know that it is going to spread to other states," he
"The people who have been calling for the legislation here have
gone on record to say that they would like to see this in every
state, and they have specific states in mind that they want to
target in 2013."
Rep. Babette Josephs' (D-PA) proposed measure would ban mental
health professionals from offering "gay"-to-straight therapy for
minors, and Assemblyman Tim Eustace (D-NJ) promises to introduce
similar language during the state's new legislative session.
McReynolds asserts that his organization's concern is for health
professionals and the churches that offer counseling for gender
confusion and offer minors a way out of the homosexual