September 12, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Thursday upheld a ban on gay conversion therapy in New Jersey. The lawsuit was filed by two licensed therapists, among others, who practice "sexual orientation change efforts." In November a federal judge in Trenton dismissed the lawsuit, rejecting ...[read more]
January 29, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday denied petitions for panel and en banc rehearing of its decision upholding California's law prohibiting licensed therapists from utilizing sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE), also known as conversion therapy. The plaintiffs in the ...[read more]
February 1, 2013
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), a California State Senator celebrates his state's ban on reparative therapy, and decries a court's injunction to halt implementation of the measure...Consider a medical treatment for minors that caused children to experience depression, guilt, self- ...[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]
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]
September 18, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Mary Ziegler of the Saint Louis University School of Law says that the US Supreme Court's decisions in reproductive rights cases may complicate efforts to bring constitutional challenges against California's recent legislation banning the use of sexual orientation therapy on ...[read more]

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