Texas Republicans, without debate, adopted a party platform that includes support for a widely discredited form of mental health treatment known as “reparative” or “conversion” therapy. Conversion therapy (also referred to as reparative therapy) is a range of treatments that attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. Conversion therapy can be extremely dangerous and, in some cases, fatal. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American School Counselor Association, […]
A bakery is a business and not a “religious institution.” When the owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa refused a same sex couple’s request for a wedding cake, they broke the law. Under the Oregon Equality Act, private businesses cannot deny anyone services based on sexual orientation. The owners, Melissa and Aaron Klein, are facing up to $150,000 in penalties, but plan to appeal any decision against their right to stand up for “religious freedom.”
Gay refers to a homosexual person, it does not equate to stupid or dumb. Unless you are actually describing a homosexual, this statement is homophobic and is offensive to many LGBT people. When it’s used in a pejorative way, it implies that being gay is somehow less than others.