Wednesday, April 07, 2010

CA: set to repeal 1950 law that regarded homosexuality as a "curable disorder"

The NBC Today show on April 7 contained a segment about the effort by California state assemblywoman to remove “homosexuality” from a list of treatable mental disorders listed in a California statute back in 1950, during the “Dragnet” era, after a string of crimes against minors.

The bill has passed out of committee and is headed for a full vote before the California legislature.

The American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders in 1973.

The thumbnail for the video clip mentioned “California gay law” which would have led a visitor to believe at first that the NBC clip would be about Proposition 8. It wasn’t.

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