In between press interviews, Congressman Lieu joins LGBT activists on the steps of the Supreme Court to celebrate the court's historic ruling on marriage equality.
"The LGBT movement has made incredible strides and achieved victories that seemed impossible even five or ten years ago. However, there is great work left to be done as we continue to combat ignorance and bigotry. LGBT Americans still face significant barriers to marriage equality, equal access to education, and strong protections against employment discrimination. Our country’s founding principles of liberty and equality will not be fully realized until we eliminate injustices such as conversion therapy and discrimination based on orientation or gender identity. We must engage in a tireless mssion to secure a better future for all Americans, no matter who they love."
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Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a federal consumer fraud complaint against People Can Change, an organization that preys on vulnerable LGBT people and families by using damaging and discredited claims that it can change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
February 24, 2016
By HRC STAFF
Human Rights Campaign
With help from the FTC, LGBT advocacy groups might be able to stop dangerous conversion therapy by calling it something new: consumer fraud.
February 26, 2016
The Daily Beast
Ending LGBT conversion therapy used to seem a long way off.
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WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement on plans by the Westboro Baptist Church to protest at Redondo Union High School on Monday.
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California congressman proposes classifying so-called conversion therapy as fraud
Transgender teen Leelah Alcorn killed herself late last year, blaming her parents for forcing her to attend conversion therapy.
Jobs, housing and education rights, and a complete ban on “conversion” therapy are among the next agenda items for gay-rights groups and their allies.
There will also be a strong push-back against churches and lawmakers who want to use religious liberty as a way to escape the new laws on gay marriage, a church-state watchdog organization promised Tuesday.