Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Terrific Tuesday Tidings: 1 in 3, "About Right", and the Obama Campaign

It's Tuesday and that means it's time for my ongoing quest to become a more positive person. Here are the news stories that made me happy this week:
  • Sure it's probably just a scare tactic to drum up fundraising for the NRCC, but it still feels good to hear John Boehner say that there's a "one in three" chance that Democrats retake the House.
  • The California legislature is looking out for gay people with SB 1172, which would require that anyone about to undergo so-called "ex-gay therapy" have to sign a waiver that states:
Having a lesbian, gay, or bisexual sexual orientation is not a mental disorder. There is no scientific evidence that any types of therapies are effective in changing a person’s sexual orientation. Sexual orientation change efforts can be harmful. The risks include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, and self-destructive behavior.
Medical and mental health associations that oppose the use of sexual orientation change efforts include the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Counseling Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

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