Thursday, April 18, 2013

9th Circuit hears arguments on therapy aimed at converting gays

9th Circuit hears arguments on therapy aimed at converting gays: Appeals court questions if ban is free speech restriction or medical regulation. The law would penalize health professionals trying to alter minors' sex orientation.

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court Wednesday grappled with whether a California ban on therapy to change a minor’s sexual orientation amounted to a restriction on free speech or mere regulation of a medical treatment.