Texas GOP Pushes ‘Reparative’ Therapy for Gays
Posted at 7:18 a.m. on June 6, 2014
Andrew Rosenthal comments on the Texas Republican Party’s draft platform for the 2014 election.
“It’s poised to endorse the ‘reparative therapy’ that some ill-informed or malicious people consider a ‘cure’ for being gay.”
“The platform draft declares that ‘homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable alternative lifestyle, in public policy, nor should family be redefined to include homosexual couples.’”
The platform draft continues:
“We believe there should be no granting of special legal entitlements or creation of special status for homosexual behavior, regardless of state of origin. Additionally, we oppose any criminal or civil penalties against those who oppose homosexuality out of faith, conviction, or belief in traditional values. We recognize the legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle, No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy.”