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PA Governor Tom Corbett: Ban "Ex-Gay" Therapy in PA
  • Petitioning Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett
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PA Governor Tom Corbett: Ban "Ex-Gay" Therapy in PA

    1. Petition by

      Marriage Equality for Pennsylvania

“No reputable mainstream mental health association considers being gay, lesbian or bisexual a disease or mental illness. Yet, that is exactly the premise behind this kind of therapy – a wrong assumption that homosexuality is a mental disorder that can be ‘corrected,’” Josephs said.
“As homosexuality is not a disorder, so attempts to ‘convert’ the sexual orientation of anyone, particularly a minor, threatens the individual’s short- and long-term health and well-being.”
“The very concept of ‘correcting’ homosexuality is dehumanizing and contrary to conventional societal norms. The fact that minors are forcefully subjected to this therapy that is not based in any scientific fact is unacceptable. Pennsylvania’s children deserve better,” Babette Josephs said.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      It is conspicuous that lesbian and homosexual couples worldwide were brutally persecuted, often tortured, raped and killed, incarcerated, although they are live much happier together as heterosexual couples. Threaten these happy people worldwide men with their violence against women in heterosexual couples? This is precisely the fact. Homosexual men reject sexual violence against women and are often good friends of women. Lesbian women live together in peace with their children, without threat of domestic and sexual violence. So what is so terrible to live in lesbian and homosexual couples, I think in democratic countries should it be indifferent of sexual orientation and everyone can live the way he wants, especially the women.

      “The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.”

      ― Rita Mae Brown

      "Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come."

      -- Victor Hugo

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    • Stephen Reeder LEWISTOWN, PA
      • 8 months ago

      Because it doesn't work and it is cruel!

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    • Mary C Henrich LANSDALE, PA
      • 10 months ago

      Who is anyone to decide or tell any1 who they can fall in love with and to marry(same sex)? Tom Corbett is a racist if he can't see that love and marriage comes in all forms.Not just biblical.Who is he GOD? NO,he's a RACIST!!!! To any1 who falls in love with the same sex? Impeach the Racist!!!!! Let them chose for them selves who they want to be with.who are we to judge any1?just because Corbett is governor DOES NOT make him GOD!!!

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    • Andrea Flanagan LITITZ, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      I'm gay and proud of it, because it is WHO I AM!

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    • Jon Orwan BETHLEHEM, PA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because all humans have a responsibility to show solidarity with all oppressed groups

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