From the abstract of a 2001 study:
"In research with 942 nonclinical adult participants, gay men and lesbian women reported a significantly higher rate of childhood molestation than did heterosexual men and women. Forty-six percent of the homosexual men in contrast to 7% of the heterosexual men reported homosexual molestation. Twenty-two percent of lesbian women in contrast to 1% of heterosexual women reported homosexual molestation. This research is apparently the first survey that has reported substantial homosexual molestation of girls."
Even the American Psychological Association acknowledges that environmental factors can lead to a homosexual orientation. So, if abuse is one of those factors, how can lawmakers prohibit counseling to help persons restore a healthy sexual orientation and/or to help them align their sexual identity with their deeply held values and beliefs?