Legal News

Court Approves California Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller rejected a request to block California’s new ban on gay conversion therapy, allowing the progressive California law to take effect from January.

The law, that was sought to be blocked by the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality and the American Association of Christian Counselors, had been signed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown in September. The law seeks to ban gay-conversion therapy aimed at reversing homosexuality in children and teenagers.

Just on Monday, things seemed to be moving in another direction, when U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb had ruled in a case involving the same law, but brought by three individual practitioners, that in case of those three particular individuals, a temporary injunction against the ban may be allowed. However, the temporary injunction would be there pending the resolution of a trial on their companies. The three individuals included two licensed therapists and another person who is training to become a therapist.

  
What
Where


But on the very next day, Judge Kimberly held that a blanket block of the ban was uncalled for as “there is no fundamental or privacy right to choose a specific mental health treatment the state has reasonably deemed harmful to minors.”

The new law bans therapists from trying sexual-orientation change with children and teenagers under the age of 18. The California Psychological Association supported the ban. Gay rights activists have long held that gay-conversion therapy attempts on minors bring psychological harm to gay and lesbian youths and lead to depression and greater harm.

The bill’s sponsor, Senator Ted Lieu, said in a statement, “On behalf of the untold number of children who can expect to be spared the psychological abuse imposed by reparative therapy, I’m thrilled that today’s ruling by Judge Mueller will continue to protect our children from serious harm.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

RELEVANT JOBS

Claim Consultant

USA-MI-Grand Rapids

We’re looking for a medical or legal professional who’s looking for a change of pace, re...

Apply now

Associate Attorney - $65,000 minimum to start (more for experience)

USA-FL-Saint Augustine Beach

ST. AUGUSTINE ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY Membership in Good Standing with Florida Bar and able to re...

Apply now

Litigation Attorney

USA-FL-Fort Lauderdale

Seeking a qualified Transactional Attorney with experience in litigation, covenant enforcement and c...

Apply now

Bankruptcy and Restructuring Partner / Associate

USA-OH-Cleveland

Buckley King is seeking both a partner and a mid-level associate to represent both creditors and deb...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-FL-Maitland

Maitland office of our client seeks litigation associate attorney with 2+ years of experience in def...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-NC-Charlotte

Charlotte office of our client seeks associate attorney with 1-3 years of civil litigation. The cand...

Apply Now

Litigation Attorney at Law

USA-NJ-Eatontown

Eatontown office of our client seeks litigation attorney at law with experience. The candidate shoul...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top