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 5, 2012
by Keith Herting
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of California on Tuesday refused to issue an injunction to block a pending law preventing mental health providers from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) with minors. Claiming that the challenge to the law is "not likely ...[read more]
December 4, 2012
by Alison Sacriponte
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of California on Monday temporarily blocked California from enforcing a new law that prohibits mental health providers from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) with minors. Senate Bill 1172, the first of its kind, deems ...[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]
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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