Decision Maker Response

Darrell Steinberg’s response

Aug 21, 2012 — Thank you for your recent communication in support of SB 1172 (Lieu), which would prohibit psychotherapists from performing sexual orientation change efforts without informed consent of the patient. I understand that you support this bill because you see reparative therapy as a form of child abuse.

After carefully considering all of the arguments before me, I supported SB 1172 when it came before me for a vote on May 30, 2012. The bill was passed by the Assembly Committee of Appropriations on August 8, 2012.

You can read more about the status, history, and analysis of this and other bills online at . While you are online, please check out my website,, to learn of community events and other issues in which I am involved.

Please continue to express your views to me so I may best represent you in the state Senate. If you need my assistance or have concerns about any other matter, please do not hesitate to call my office at (916) 651-1529, or email


President pro Tempore
6th Senate District