Lawsuit Claims Police Took Lesbian for Ex-Gay Therapy Instead of Rehab

According to a lawsuit filed by a lesbian named Amanda Booker, police officers in Bartow County, Georgia, took her to the house of an evangelical "ex-gay therapist" to "attempt to convert Ms. Booker from being a lesbian," rather than taking her to court-appointed rehab.

The lawsuit reads like a horror story, in which a hospitalized Booker isn't taken to rehab for her drug addiction, but is instead handed off by police to the ex-gay therapists and left for a week before she eventually managed to escape. Of course Bartow County officials had no comment and one of the sheriffs named in the suit literally laughed at the allegations. But if this is all true, it's pretty damn awful that people aren't getting the help they need because of bigotry.

[GAVoice.com, photo via Bartow.org]