I’m trying to wrap my mind around this — if they are ex-gay, then aren’t they straight? If not, then are they homos in a holding pattern?

A national organization that claims homosexuality is a matter of choice and that gays can be “cured” has filed a lawsuit against the Washington DC Office of Human Rights, accusing it of failing to protect “ex-gays.”

The DC Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays, or PFOX, says in its suit that the Office of Human Rights does not recognize “ex-gays.”

The suit asks the DC Superior Court to direct the Office to include former homosexuals under the sexual orientation law. “The ex-gay community is the most bullied and maligned group in America, yet they are not protected by sexual orientation non-discrimination laws,” said Regina Griggs, PFOX executive director, in a statement.

“Shouldn’t ex-gays enjoy the same legal protections that gays enjoy?” asked Griggs in the statement.

Former homosexuals and their friends have been fired from their jobs, repeatedly ridiculed, assaulted, and intimidated. This harassment is most often perpetrated by the same groups who demand protection under sexual orientation laws but work to deny ex-gays the same respect.”

First of alll I want to see the evidence of people being fired specifically for an “ex-gay” status.  

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding