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California Governor Jerry Brown Still Hasn't Signed Bill That Would Ban 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Minors

A bill which was passed on August 30 that would ban harmful "ex-gay" therapy for minors has been sitting on Governor Jerry Brown's desk since then, and he has until midnight on Sunday to sign it.

Jerry_brownThe Courage Campaign writes:

At any moment, Gov. Brown will make a decision on SB 1172. It's a bill, sponsored by Sen. Ted Lieu, that would end psychological abuse of minors in California by preventing ex-gay "therapy" from being performed on them by deceitful mental health professionals -- the kind of therapy that can lead to alienation, depression, and LGBT kids taking their own lives.
Gov. Brown is under pressure from conservative, anti-gay organizations to veto the bill in an election year -- and he needs to hear from YOU. He has until Sept. 30th to sign SB 1172, he could sign or veto the bill today.

Sign the Courage Campaign's petition here.

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  1. Doesn't an unsigned bill become law? I could be wrong but I think it does.

    Posted by: Craig | Sep 28, 2012 7:20:03 PM

  2. Call and tell Jerry to sign the bill to stop the torture of gay children by anti-gay Christians and psychiatrist who torture children who are gay using the quack treatment they call ex gay therapy. Save the lives of children call Jerry today and tell him to sign the bill to stop the abuse and torture of gay children. Save the life of a child.

    Posted by: Bob | Sep 28, 2012 7:32:12 PM

  3. The Governor has three choices when a bill reaches his desk. He can sign it into law, allow it to become
    law without his signature or veto it

    Posted by: Brucci | Sep 28, 2012 7:36:00 PM

  4. While it is a bit of cowardice, if he is concerned about politics when it comes to this, as long as he doesn't veto the bill, the homophobes lose and he can do all the dissembling he wants in an election year.

    So, while it would be nice if he actually took a stand and signed the thing...not signing it would still get us to where we need to be with the law. So rather than putting the pressure on him to sign, put the pressure on him to at least NOT sign it. Sounds dumb...but sometimes you have to give politician friends a reasonable out in order to accomplish your goal.

    Posted by: Jay | Sep 28, 2012 7:58:46 PM

  5. California is in critical shape. I'm sure he will sign by the deadline. Unfortunately gay issues are not the top priority they may be here

    Posted by: GB | Sep 28, 2012 8:12:10 PM

  6. Although I can only find press releases from EQCA and NCLR, apparently Gov. Brown signed the bill into law todaY: http://www.eqca.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=kuLRJ9MRKrH&b=5609563&ct=12211565&notoc=1

    Posted by: Brandon Brock | Sep 30, 2012 3:59:34 AM

  7. Why did he wait so long to sign it? Is he really that busy or does the delay show that he really isn't that crazy about this piece of legislation?

    Posted by: Andrew | Sep 30, 2012 11:50:08 PM

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