Ever since the year 2012, “gay conversion” therapy has been banned in the state of California. Mental health counselors such as psychologists and social workers are not allowed to perform any forms of therapy on minors in order to change their sexual orientations.
In early 2017, the U.S. Supreme court decided to leave the band intact after a Christian minister attacked it. The Christian minister, Donald Welch, is a licensed family therapist who serves as an overseer for counseling services at Skyline Wesleyan church. Skyline Wesleyan Church is an Evangelical Christian church in San Diego. There was another man who sued alongside Welch. This man is a Catholic psychiatrist who has gone through conversion therapy and wishes to perform it on as many people as he can. The plaintiffs claimed that right of freedom of speech and right of religion were being impeded upon. However, their pursuits have failed.
What exactly is “gay conversion” therapy? Gay conversion therapy consist of a number of methods used in pursuit to change a person’s sexual orientation. “Gay conversion” therapy includes dating skill therapy, hypnosis, counseling and seemingly more harsh methods such as techniques that produce electric shocks and pain at the sight of same sex images. However, in the 20th century, there were practices done that seem harsher by today’s general standards. For example, there were people who received lobotomies for being homosexual, which resulted in serious disabilities and complications. There were people who were institutionalized by their families on the grounds of being homosexual. For much of the 20th century, homosexuality was seen as a disorder, and not as a valid sexual preference. Despite the fact that we now live in a time where acceptance of homosexuality is more widespread and homosexual couples have the right to marry, there are still many opposing groups and individuals who believe that it is wrong and invalid.
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If you’ve been following weather-related news in recent years, it should come as no surprise that the state of California has been suffering from a severe drought for quite some time now. In particular, Southern California and the greater Los Angeles area has recently experienced some of its driest years in history. Last year, Californians had hoped that the arrival of El Nino would materialize in the form of some much-needed wet weather. However, residents were let down when the “rainy” season came and went without actually providing very much rain.
By the end of June 2016, Los Angeles had experienced its driest five year period in over 140 years. However, things are finally turning around for California as the past few weeks have been some of the wettest the state has had in years. Los Angeles has experienced over 200% of its typical average rainfall, which equates to almost the same amount that the city typically expects to receive in a year. Three separate storms have hit Los Angeles in the past five days, leaving little time for the typical dryness to settle back in.
While the recent surge in rainy weather is not projected to cure Southern California of its drought conditions, it may finally be a sign of things headed in the right direction. Los Angeles has historically been a city with water-sourcing issues, but nothing has compared to the past few years. As such, the rainy weather is a welcome change for Southern California residents who are hoping that these recent storms may bring about a new weather trend for the Los Angeles area.
While Californians have voiced concerns of seceding from the USA, with a motion to send it to the state attorney general in hopes of voting for it in 2018, California is already home to one city that seceded from the Union.
Rough and Ready, California, is a small town 62 miles north of Sacramento. As is true of many Californian towns, Rough and Ready was founded by gold prospectors. The group of founding miners known as the “Rough and Ready Company,” in honor of their leader’s nickname, Captain A.A. Townsend, decided to expand their trademark to the very name of their mining town. In the heyday of the gold rush, Rough and Ready was a viable mining spot; one account mentioned the discovery of an 18 pound nugget of gold. Things changed for the town in 1850, when California taxed all mine claims.
Rough and Ready responded to taxation by seceding, mere months before California joined the United States. The nation also founded a Constitution that was almost verbatim to the United States Constitution but added descriptions of Rough and Ready’s borders, accounting for more than 200 square miles.
The town remained its own country until the Fourth of July. The town populace, having grown used to the celebrations associated with American independence and being refused alcohols for being “foreigners” to surrounding bars, held an emergency meeting to rejoin the Union. A recent discovery by the post office, after World War II, revealed that the town had never formally rejoined.