Ontario has passed a landmark law banning so-called "conversion therapy" on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children and preventing medical practitioners from billing OHIP for it. The legislation proposed by New Democrat MPP Cheri DiNovo won unanimous support from all three parties at Queen's Park on Thursday, in time for Pride week, which begins June 19. It's the first law of its kind in Canada and goes further than conversion therapy bans in several U.S. states by including protection for the transgender community.
It has been noted that transgender patients kill themselves at a much greater rate than gays do, and gays kill themselves much more often than straights. It must be pointed out that the victims of gender reassignment surgery kill themselves at DOUBLE the rate of pre-op transsexuals. That's what your provincial government has decided is acceptable and shall be the policy going forward. I think it would be cheaper to issue a pistol with one bullet in it to every kid who thinks they're the opposite sex.
I'm not going to sit here and pretend that Conversion Therapy is all that. Being charitable it has a spotty record of success and has been known to degenerate into simple torture in the hands of a few practitioners who were clearly mental themselves. But not always. Sometimes it works.
That is why the LGBQTCIAFBI lobby hates it. You take a perfectly good potential gay sex partner and turn them straight so they can have a family like all the other straight breeder types, that's just horrible. You take a boy who thinks he's a girl and convince him that no, he's actually a boy, and he grows up and gets married and has his own family... this is a crime against Nature.
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