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Appeals Court upholds ban on sexual orientation change efforts

October 02, 2013 By: Tom Coy Category: Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

August 29, 2013

The following excerpt is from Cheryl Wetzstein’s article “Appeals court backs Calif. gay conversion ban” on “California’s first-in-the-nation law banning so-called ‘gay conversion’ therapies for minors with same-sex attractions was upheld Thursday as a three-judge federal appellate panel rejected a challenge to the law.”

“The law ‘does not violate the free speech rights of practitioners or minor patients, is neither vague nor overbroad, and does not violate parents’ fundamental rights,’ wrote Justice Susan P. Graber of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The unanimous ruling lifted a preliminary injunction against the law and sent the cases — Pickup v. Brown and Welch v. Brown — back to lower courts to be dismissed.” …