From Greg Hernandez at Gay Star News:

When Gay Star News caught up with Truth Wins Out founder Wayne Besen last week, California Governor Jerry Brown had not yet signed a bill into law that bans so-called ‘conversation’ therapy that attempts to turn gay kids straight.

But Besen seemed so confident that Brown would make California the first state in the US to have such a law, that he was already looking to other states.

‘We need to look across the country where we can have this because ex-gay therapy is nothing but child abuse,’ he said after a lively presentation at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center. ‘We must stop it.’

Besen, a former spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, has made it his life’s work to fight anti-LGBT extremism and the dangerous ‘ex-gay’ industry. He’s the architect of a sting operation that proved for the first time that the clinic run by Marcus Bachmann, husband of former presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, practices “ex-gay” therapy.

He says he’s well aware of what he’s up against.

‘Our opponents are not lying down, they are not surrendering, they are not raising the white flag,’ Besen says. ‘They are sincere, they are true believers. They will fight, they will scrap, they will claw all the way to the end. And just when you think they’re dead, like a horror movie they’ll crawl out of the grave bloodied and bruised and come after you again to fight another day.’

Read the entire interview HERE.