Homosexual activists last week disrupted a meeting being held at Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies over legislation being proposed that would allow for the legal psychological treatment of gays.
Currently it is against the law for homosexuals who wish to change their orientation to actively seek treatment from a professional. That activity is also prohibited by the country’s Federal Council of Psychology (CFP). The CFP, unlike other psychology organizations, has the power to prevent psychologists from practicing if its rules are violated.
The law that is currently being debated is known as Legislative Decree 234/11 and is commonly referred by the liberal groups as the “gay cure” bill.
The new proposal would also enact powers that would supersede the CFP regulation that prohibits psychologists from publicly speaking negatively about homosexuality and sexual orientation.
Psychologist Marisa Lobo addressed lawmakers in defense of homosexuals who want to receive treatment for their condition and noted that the current prohibition of reparative therapy for homosexuals, imposed by the CFP: “injure the autonomy of the patient, because it prohibits treatment for homosexuals.”Continue Reading on global.christianpost.com