Nevada lawmakers pushing bill to make youth sexual orientation immutable

In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking.

Lawmakers have a tendency to want to play God. They know best, and, by damn, you’ll behave the way they demand you behave or pay the consequences.

That’s why the Nevada state Senate has already passed a bill by a vote of 15-5 that would prohibit so-called “conversion therapy” for minors, even with their consent and the consent of their parents. Such therapy is intended to alter the minor’s sexual orientation — generally, we presume, from homosexual to heterosexual.

On Wednesday the Assembly Health and Human Services heard arguments on Senate Bill 201 in which some argued the broad language barring anyone who provides counseling services from providing “any conversion therapy,” which could be construed as banning any conversation with a youth confused about sexual orientation.

The proponents of the bill, and even some Republicans who say the language is too broad, according to the Las Vegas newspaper account, call conversion therapy reprehensible and say it can result in anxiety, depression, substance abuse and suicide.

Somehow the conclusion that sexual orientation is immutable seems analogous to passing laws saying one may not undergo conversion from one religion to another. Aren’t there some countries with just such laws?

But apparently when it comes to gender all is mutable. You see, in their infinite wisdom, our august lawmakers have already passed Assembly Bill 99, which demands all children in institutions such as “juvenile detention facilities, foster homes, child care facilities and mental health facilities” be treated according to the child’s gender identity despite the child’s actual biological gender. Juvenile detention facilities? It also requires all those adults working with such children to be indoctrinated into handling “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning children.”

AB99 passed the Assembly 26-15 and the Senate 18-2 and was signed by the governor.

So, SB201 would appear to be on a clear path to passage.

But now, God knows,
Anything goes.

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6 comments on “Nevada lawmakers pushing bill to make youth sexual orientation immutable

  1. Barbara says:

    Group Think. We must all now bow to the whims of the LGBT community regardless of personal beliefs. The care and rearing of children has been removed from parents and is now under the purview of the nanny state. I don’t see how this can possibly be constitutional.

  2. dave72 says:

    Proponents of conversion therapy should welcome such treatment of religion in children. I wonder if anyone would object to a licensed psychological professional treating mentally ill children who are inflicted with Christianity. I’m sure the right treatment could turn that poor child into a Buddhist or even a Hindu. Look at Pat Robertson or Franklin Graham and you’ll see how untreated children can grow up to become cult leaders.

  3. Vernon Clayson says:

    Dave72 is a little off the mark, the article was about legislators pandering to a very small percentage of citizens but who even knows if they guess legislators aren’t taking any chances? Mentioning Buddhists and Hindu is a PC comment, there’s little danger in mentioning them, or even Christians, why didn’t he mention Islam, the more prevalent instigator for conversion??

  4. Steve says:

    I’d comment on “vegasguys” page, but he requires an email address.

    I block enough spam as it is.

  5. […] Nevada lawmakers pushing bill to make youth sexual orientation immutable Lawmakers have a tendency to want to play God. They know best, and, by damn, you’ll behave the way they demand you behave or pay the consequences. […]

  6. […] sexual orientation — generally, we presume, from homosexual to heterosexual. Senate Bill 201 has already passed the state Senate on a vote of 15-5 despite concerns to any conversation with a young person about […]

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