Gay therapy ban ruled unconstitutional: Anglican Ink, December 4, 2012 December 5, 2012Posted by geoconger in Anglican Ink, Free Speech, Human Sexuality --- The gay issue.
Tags: Jerry Brown, Pacific Justice Institute, SB 1172, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts
A Federal Court in California has issued an injunction blocking implementation of SB 1172 – a law which would prohibit licensed therapists from counseling minors who wish to change their sexual orientation.
In a decision hailed as a victory for religious liberty and free speech, on 4 Dec 2012, District Court Judge William Shubb held the law was unconstitutional.
“Because the court finds that SB 1172 is subject to strict scrutiny and is unlikely to satisfy this standard, the court finds that plaintiffs are likely to succeed on the merits of their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claims,” Judge Shubb held, “based upon “violations of their rights to freedom of speech under the First Amendment.”
Read it all in Anglican Ink.