Court Puts Hold on Gay Conversion Therapy Ban

CALIFORNIA — A federal appeals court Friday put a hold on a new state law intended to prevent therapists from trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation.

In a brief order, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to a block the law, scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, pending a decision on its constitutionality.

The law would subject psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals to discipline by their licensing boards for providing minors therapy to change their sexual orientation.

The state says the therapy is ineffective and dangerous.

Therapists, minors and their parents, represented by a Christian-rights group, sued the state on the grounds the new law violates free speech rights.

A district court judge refused to block the ban, and the law’s opponents appealed to the 9th Circuit.

The three-judge panel has scheduled a briefing over the next several weeks but has not indicated when it might rule.

10 comments

    • That Guy

      Yep, and it's a scientific fact your statement indicates you've got a streak of fag within yourself, so why don't you go get your ass pounded, closet case. Don't feel insecure about your tiny dick, just go for it.

  • Michael

    Response to posting: Fall down the fiscal cliff, you idiot. I bet you still call yourself a christian when saying that.
    Your other common accusation is calling people fag lovers . Which one, nobody likes them or everybody loves them? Don't talk for me or anyone else. Democracy was formed on open homosexuality and its done more for the humanity of people than christianity ever did.

    Mark is quoted :NOBODY LIKES THE FAGS AND UGLY SKANKY DYKE LESBO'S!!!!!!!!!!!….YALL ARE FREAKS!"

    • Definitive

      LOL…where did you ever dig up the nonsense that "Democracy was formed on open homosexuality"?

      Just because some famous Greeks were homosexuals doesnt mean democracy was BUILT on homosexuality, you clown. Are you one of those delusional ones who PRETEND that the anal cavity is a "sexual organ"?

  • Definitive

    Gay conversion therapy does not change sexual "orientation"…it changes sexual PREFERENCE. Radical gay activists, with the help of PC liberal colleges & universities, have spread the myth that people are "born homosexual".

    Those who PRETEND that the anal cavity is a "sexual organ" are delusional and rebelling against BASIC BIOLOGY.

    • Michael

      Well then, do explain why females in porn and in relationships HAVE orgasms from anal sex. We're not talking singularly about only male poop chutes and there is an entire industry of sex toys based around the stimulation of the prostate. In fact, nevermind. Males AND females DO have orgasms from stimulation of the anal cavity . The end. Those who are antihomosexual opponents seldom have sex in christian select positions anyway. If you had sex in doggie style.( the position of the beast ) you should be excommunicated. The only reason you're not told those details is that the donation plate is more important than letting people know the religions are obsolete.

  • ScottyBoy

    I know inherently that homosexuality is wrong. I don't hate them, I just know they are sick. Spiritually sick if you will. I personally believe that homosexual behavior is just an extreme act of lust. Lust gone completely out of control. Almost like a person filled with so much rage that they commit violent acts and they don't know how to control it or why they do it. These syndromes can be spiritually overcome. Psychology can do nothing for gays. Psychology did nothing for my mental illness for years. Surrender and self-enquiry are the only way to salvation.

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