Federal Appeals Court Upholds California Ban On Ex-Gay Therapy For Minors
A U.S. federal appeals court will uphold California's law banning the use of "ex-gay" reparative therapy on minors.
A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling upholding a California law that prohibits psychological counseling aimed at changing a minor’s sexual orientation.
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Tuesday that a majority of its 27 judges voted against scheduling a new hearing.
That leaves intact California’s first-in-the nation law barring licensed counselors from offering treatment geared toward changing the sexual orientation of minors, a practice referred to as reparative or conversion therapy.
Excellent news! Hopefully this ruling will have a positive impact on other court cases surrounding similar legislation.
New Jersey most recently enacted a reparative therapy ban for minors and the New Jersey law is currently being appealed in the 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.