California Assembly repeals decades-old law to seek ‘cure’ for homosexuality


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Homosexuality is no longer a sexual deviation on par with child molestation that needs to be cured — at least in the eyes of the California Assembly.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the lower house adopted a measure Monday to strike a line of state code that directed the Department of Mental Health to conduct research into “the causes and cures of sexual deviation” including “the causes and cures of homosexuality.”

Supporters say a change was long overdue in the law, which was written in 1950 in reaction to a series of sex crimes, including the molestation and murder of a 6-year-old girl in Los Angeles.

The bill, approved 62-0 Monday by the state Assembly, now goes to the state Senate.

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