August 30, 2013
by Addison Morris
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday upheld California's law prohibiting licensed therapists from counseling minors with the intent to convert their sexual orientation from gay to straight. Two federal judges have split on the issue, with one blocking the law's enforcement and ...[read more]
April 18, 2013
by Addison Morris
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday considered California's ban on psychotherapy practices intended to convert gay teenagers into straight teenagers. The three-judge panel heard arguments on whether the First Amendment right to free speech extends to the controversial ...[read more]
December 22, 2012
by Keith Herting
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted an injunction on Friday to temporarily block enforcement of a California law banning mental health providers from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) with minors. The injunction will prevent the law, SB ...[read more]
October 1, 2012
by Sarah Paulsworth
California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a bill that bans therapy intended to change the sexual orientation of minors. California is the first state to pass a law banning this type of therapy. The bill was supported by the National Association of Social Workers, California ...[read more]
August 29, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
The California State Assembly voted 51-21 on Tuesday to ban reparative therapy intended to change sexual orientation in minors. The bill, authored by state Senator Ted Lieu, seeks to provide protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth from allegedly deceptive, harmful ...[read more]
May 31, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The California Senate voted 23-13 Wednesday to approve a bill that would ban psychotherapies aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors. According to supporters, the underlying reason for the legislation is that homosexuality is not a disease and should not be treated as such. Moreover, ...[read more]

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