Equality California Thanks Speaker of the Assembly John A. Pérez for his Moving Statement in Support of SB 1172
August 29, 2012
Equality California thanks Speaker of the Assembly John A. Pérez for his moving statement in support of SB 1172, the bill to end the abusive and dangerous use of so-called "conversion therapy" on minors.
“We give enormous thanks to Speaker John A. Pérez, who made an impassioned speech on the Assembly floor in support of SB 1172 yesterday,” said EQCA Board President Clarissa Filgioun. “The Speaker’s remarks explaining why this is a ‘just law’ to protect the basic humanity of LGBT youth, sums up perfectly why it is so critical that the Governor sign this bill. Everyone should watch this speech now!”
SB 1172 passed the assembly yesterday by a margin of 52-21 and now proceeds to the State Senate for a concurrence vote, and then to desk of Governor Jerry Brown.
Equality California (EQCA) is the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organization in California. Over the past decade, Equality California has strategically moved California from a state with extremely limited legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to a state with some of the most comprehensive human rights protections in the nation. Equality California has partnered with legislators to successfully sponsor more than 85 pieces of pro-equality legislation. EQCA continues to advance equality through legislative advocacy, electoral work, public education and community empowerment. www.eqca.org