The law's been in the works for a while, but now California has finally banned therapies designed to 'cure' minors of homosexuality.
Gay rights campaigners and Gov. Jerry Brown, who signed the bill, are hailing it as a victory for science and progress. "This bill bans nonscientific 'therapies' that have driven young people to depression and suicide," said Gov. Brown. "These practices have no basis in science or medicine, and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery."