a. Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is not a disease, disorder, illness, deficiency, or shortcoming. The major professional associations of mental health practitioners and researchers in the United States have recognized this fact for nearly 40 years. (bill)
Call them to protest their evil votesMichael Simanowitz (718)-969-1508
Phillip Goldfeder (718)-945-9550
David Weprin (718)-805-2381
Shelly Silver (212)-312-1420
Remember that many rabbis (from all circles) stated there was a obligation for those who have a desire for homosexuality, to go for therapy to get help
Everybody should call up their state senators, urging them to do whatever they can to prevent this evil bill from passing the Senate and becoming law!Listen to Rav Yoshe Ber Soloveitchik's strong opposition to the liberals stopping a therapist from helping a person overcome homosexuality.Here are examples of some of the things they want to ban for being "traumatic" !“Then modern Orthodox high schools were sending their kids to a conversion therapy program. The school psychologist would try to change them from being gay to straight. Their methods included having the kid repeating the verse in the Bible over and over again for 45 minutes. Looking at pictures of AIDS victims and colorectal cancer victims and say ‘this is what comes of homosexual sex.’ Kids were being "traumatized". We haven’t heard that lately. Now the complaints kids have is that they don’t hear anybody from the administration using the word ‘gay’, and worry about what would happen if they come out. "Orthodox" high schools are starting to think proactively about it,” says Levovitz. “We’re heading in the "right" direction.”(Haaretz)
For the remainder of this post all those politicians who acted problematically that have a decent sized Orthodox population in their district will be highlighted yellow,
those that have a sizable Orthodox community will be highlighted green, "Orthodox" politicians will be highlighted blue.
SPONSOR Glick (MS) COSPNSR Titone, Jaffee, O'Donnell, Barrett, Roberts, Skoufis, Zebrowski, Schimel, Rosenthal, Kavanagh, Abinanti, Arroyo, Buchwald, Bronson, Magnarelli, Weprin, Linares MLTSPNSR Cook, Hevesi, Lavine, Ryan, Stirpe, ThieleVote Count in the Assembly
A04958 04/29/2015 111/26 Abbate Y Clark ER Gantt Y Kim Y Morelle Y Rivera Y Stec NO Abinant Y Colton Y Garbari Y Kolb NO Mosley Y Roberts Y Steck Y Arroyo ER Cook Y Giglio ER Lalor NO Moya Y Robinso Y Stirpe Y Aubry Y Corwin Y Gjonaj Y Lavine Y Murray NO Rodrigu Y Tedisco NO Barclay Y Crespo Y Glick Y Lawrenc NO Nojay NO Rosenthal Y Tenney ER Barrett Y Crouch Y Goldfeder Y Lentol Y Nolan Y Rozic Y Thiele Y Barron Y Curran Y Goodell NO Lifton Y Oaks NO Russell Y Titone Y Benedet Y Cusick Y Gottfri Y Linares Y O'Donne ER Ryan Y Titus Y Bichotte Y Cymbrowitz Y Graf NO Lopez NO Ortiz Y Saladin Y Walker Y Blake Y Davila Y Gunther Y Lupardo Y Otis Y Santaba Y Walter Y Blanken NO DenDekk Y Hawley NO Lupinac Y Palmesa NO Scarbor AB Weinstein Y Borelli Y Dilan Y Hevesi Y Magee Y Palumbo Y Schimel Y Weprin Y Brabene NO Dinowitz Y Hikind ER Magnare Y Paulin Y Schimmi NO Woerner Y Braunst Y DiPietr ER Hooper Y Malliot Y Peoples Y Seawrig Y Wozniak NO Brennan Y Duprey Y Jaffee Y Markey ER Perry Y Sepulve Y Wright Y Brindis Y Englebr Y Jean-Pi Y Mayer Y Persaud Y Silver Y Zebrowski Y Bronson Y Fahy Y Johns NO McDonal Y Pichard Y Simanowits Y Mr Spkr Y Brook-Kr Y Farrell Y Joyner Y McDonou NO Pretlow Y Simon Y Buchwald Y Finch Y Kaminsky Y McKevit NO Quart Y Simotas Y Butler NO Fitzpat NO Katz ER McLaugh ER Ra NO Skartad Y Cahill Y Friend NO Kavanag Y Miller Y Raia Y Skoufis Y Ceretto NO Galef Y Kearns NO Montesa ER Ramos Y Solages YAs we can see there is no chazaka that a "Orthodox" Politician is kosherThe Senate sponsors of the billSPONSOR HOYLMAN COSPNSR GIANARIS, AVELLA, BOYLE, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, HAMILTON, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LATIMER, MARTINS, MONTGOMERY, PANEPINTO, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, SAVINO, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY, VALESKY
Senator Simcha Felder (718)253-2015 is one of the most influential members in the senate: Everyone should call him, urging him to use his influence to help stop this evil bill from ever becoming law!