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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:52 PM

Court puts hold on gay conversion law

Source: SF Chronicle

California's ban on therapy that seeks to turn gay minors straight, the first such law in the nation, has been put on hold.

A three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order Friday that the law signed in September by Gov. Jerry Brown will not be allowed to go into effect before a hearing on whether it is legal.

The injunction was in response to a motion filed by opponents of the law, who charge that it is a violation of the First Amendment.

The law would prohibit licensed therapists and counselors from engaging in what is called reparative therapy with anyone under age 18. Such therapy is described by supporters as a way to "cure" homosexuality, but gay-rights advocates as well as psychologists and family therapist groups have said the practice can have harmful effects on its subjects.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/place/article/Courts-puts-hold-on-gay-conversion-law-4139819.php



Mike Malloy's commentary about the California ban on reparative therapy (from 10/1)

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:06 AM

1. If this eventually falls in the courts


...and only 'IF'

I hope they find a budget to broadcast that gay conversion is witch-doctoring at its worse, and get the state to require 'therapists' who practice it have an actual warning label just as would appear on flammable liquids or dangerous poisons.

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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:18 AM

2. +1, n/t

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:50 AM

3. Brought to you by the "Liberty Counsel" (aka: Jerry Falwell's ghost).

These grifters would advocate the burning of witches if they thought it would make 'em a buck. And if the conversion of left-handed people into right-handed people could be attributed to the power of their god -- they'd be in the right-handedness business, too.

If one looks among the most contemptible christian advocacy groups (and there are many) -- one will find those soiled by Jerry Falwell's business model leading the pack.

They refuse to do the work of Christ because it's too damn difficult.

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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 05:47 AM

4. What the fuck is wrong with people?

Land of the free my ass.

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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 05:49 AM

5. so the first amedment covers medical quackery and abuse?

learns somethin' new everyday

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