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Sunday, April 22, 2018

A new bill passed by the California Assembly on Thursday would classify the selling or advertising of gay conversation therapy as a fraudulent business practice.

Assemblyman Evan Low (D) said the practice of trying to change someone’s sexual orientation is ineffective, The Associated Press reported.

Monday, April 23, 2018

In April 2018, the right-wing One America News Network (OAN) interviewed California State Assembly member Travis Allen, who is running for governor as a Republican, about Assembly Bill 2943, a proposed law currently before state legislators.

The bill relates to “gay conversion therapy,” but according to Allen and “Tipping Point” host Liz Wheeler, it would effectively ban the sale of Christian books, including the Bible.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

While a handful of states have moved to restrict so-called conversion therapy, California lawmakers are poised to ban the sale or advertisement of the controversial practice in an effort to crack down on its use. The California State Assembly passed a bill earlier this week that classifies conversion therapy as a fraudulent business practice and make it illegal for anyone to claim they can change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity through the practice.

Friday, April 20, 2018

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make selling or advertising gay conversion therapy a violation of the state’s consumer fraud laws.

The state Assembly passed Bill 2943 on Thursday. The legislation, which targets the practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation, now heads to the state Senate. If enacted, the bill would make “advertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts” to the list of fraudulent business practices already banned in California.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Jennifer Antunez can’t vote in this country now and might never be able to. Nonetheless, the 16-year-old undocumented high school junior at San Diego’s King-Chavez High School spent last Sunday afternoon on a street corner helping others register to vote. “I’m not a U.S. citizen, so I can’t vote,” said Antunez, who was brought to this country from the Mexican city of Cuernavaca as a 6-year-old and is registered in the U.S. government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Evan Low (D-San Jose) sat down for a conversation with CA ssembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) for his latest Vlog. The two discuss the many complex issues California faces and the various ways millennials can become involved in civic engagement. “It is always the best thing to get involved at the local level,” Speaker Rendon suggested. Watch the entire conversation between Assemblymember Low and Speaker Rendon.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SACRAMENTO—Assembly Bill 2402 by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Cupertino), to extend critical privacy protections that exist for medical cannabis users to adult-use cannabis users, passed the Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection by a bipartisan vote of 7 - 0.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Evan Low (D-San Jose) and a conversion therapy survivor testified before the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Assembly Bill 2943 which would declare the practice of “conversion therapy” treatments that claim to be able to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity as legally fraudulent. “Study after study has shown that ‘conversion therapy’ is ineffective, damaging, and counterproductive,” said Assemblymember Low.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

(Sacramento) – A measure authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-San Jose) would ban the practice of “conversion therapy” treatments that claim to be able to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. “Study after study has shown that ‘conversion therapy’ is ineffective, damaging, and counterproductive,” said Assemblymember Low.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO — Assembly Bill 2943 by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, to declare conversion therapy a fraudulent practice in the state of California, passed the Assembly Committee on Judiciary today by a bipartisan vote of 8-1.