California Senate Advances Bill Protecting Patients From Ex-Gay Therapy | Today, the California Senate approved SB 1172, a bill that would limit the extent to which ex-gay therapy can be offered in the state. Should the law pass, all minors would be prohibited from being subjected to ex-gay therapy, and all adults who elect to undergo it would have to sign an informed consent about how dangerous and ineffective it is. Earlier in the day, the bill stalled with a 19-9 vote, two votes short of the 21 necessary for passage. Just now, it passed 23-13. It now proceeds to the Assembly.