USA, California: Federal Court Upholds California’s Ban on Conversion Therapy

Written by scott on August 30th, 2013

California MapCalifornia’s new ban on conversion therapy – where they try to make gay kids straight – has been upheld by a federal appeals court.

LGBTQ Nation reports:

A federal appeals court sided with California on Thursday and upheld the first law in the nation banning a psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay youth straight.In a resounding, unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the state law barring the so-called gay aversion therapy legal in every respect. The judges said trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation through intense therapy appeared dangerous, and that California lawmakers properly showed that the sexual orientation change efforts were outside the scientific mainstream and have been rejected for good reason.

We finally have some protections in place for the most vulnerable among us. But will this be appealed all the way up to the Supreme Court?

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