Well then they (the APA) are just ignorant and stupid to think you can separate psychological gender identity from physiological gender identity. Homosexuals are either physiological male or female gender. There is no prohibition of them marrying a person of the opposite sex and having State recognition of that bond. The institution of marriage has never recognized psychological gender. This is not about human rights it is about up ending the institution of marriage just to satisfy a special interest.Mental health professional don't make a moral judgment and don't support either over the other. They deal with the person regardless of whether they are a homosexual or heterosexual person. We see this distortion of the truth in another situation where many that oppose same-sex marriage say that the gays and lesbians want "special rights" when, in fact, they merely want the identical rights afforded to opposite-sex coupled. They're not asking for preferential treatment but instead are demanding the same treatment that opposite-sex couples have.
I have always said homosexuality was 'aberrant' but have been accused of meaning 'abhorrent' by the intellectually challenged, hair-triggered tempered pro-homosexual marriage crowd here on the Forum.This sort of hinges on what definition of "aberrant" is being used. If it's limited to a deviation from the norm then it's acceptable but if it implies something that "isn't right" (also a definition of aberrant) then it is insulting and false. There is nothing "wrong" with homosexuality although it is different than the norm and only represents a small minority of individuals.
Part of the problem is that anyone who disagrees with homosexuals upending the tradition of marriage is automatically called 'homophobe' or said to be trying to make some kind of immoral judgement.The decision of the school board only addresses that very small minority of cases. It doesn't address a student that merely has homosexual tendencies.
There have been some religious organizations that believe they can "reprogram" a homosexual person because they believe that homosexuality is morally wrong. They attempt to brainwash the individual into also believing that their homosexuality is morally wrong (creating a huge guilt trip for the person) and these "programs" have generally been disasterous for the person subjected to them. Many later commit suicide after living in extreme psycological conflict for years after this intensive brainwashing. These programs are often referred to as reparative therapies or sometimes called gay conversion therapies.
From your link...quoting the APA...Because of the severe adverse effects often resulting in the programs California outlawed them for teens in 2012. Parents can no longer force their teenage children into these programs as they are considered to be a form of child abuse.
"Although much research has examined the possible genetic, hormonal, developmental, social, and cultural influences on sexual orientation, there are no findings that permit scientists to conclude that sexual orientation is determined by any particular factor or factors."
That statement is insane on the face of it. A female (for instance) is female because of her endocrine system, glands and also there is a difference between female and male brains.
You have failed to address my main point which is the theory that sexual gender identification is not an absolute accept in cases of outliers and can be changed by outside biased influences.