Section 8050 of the Welfare and Institutions Code becomes law, which declares the State Department of Mental Health 'shall plan, conduct and cause to be conducted scientific research into the causes and cures of sexual deviation, including deviations conducive to sex crimes against children, and the causes and cures of homosexuality...'
Section 8050 Re-Enacted
California re-enacts Section 8050 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, requiring the State Department of Mental Health to continue research into curing homosexuality and other sexual issues.
Section 8050 Ammended
Section 8050 is amended but its basic language remains the same.
Black Cat Protests
Gay men protested police brutality and harassment at the Black Cat Tavern in Silverlake, which some historians consider the birthplace of the gay rights movement.
Section 8050 Repeal Bill
Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, introduced AB 2199. The bill would repeal Section 8050 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California and bill sponsor, brought the idea in the past few months to Lowenthal's attention.