US: Two for one!
Jerry Brown bashes religion and alternative medicine!
CALIFORNIA has become the first state to ban controversial and disputed ”ex-gay” therapies for minors, a step hailed by gay rights groups across the country that say the therapies are unscientific and cause dangerous emotional harm to gay and lesbian teenagers.
”This bill bans non-scientific ‘therapies’ that have driven young people to depression and suicide,” the state’s Governor, Jerry Brown, said in a statement on Saturday after he signed the bill into law. ”These practices have no basis in science or medicine, and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery.”
And ‘Dustbin of Quackery’ would be a great name for a group!
Update 2012-10-03: The UK is getting into the act too.