Saturday, December 22, 2012

9th Circuit Bars Enforcement of Reparative Therapy Ban Pending Appeal

As reported by AFP, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday issued an injunction in Pickup v. Brown barring enforcement pending an appeal, of California's ban on so-called reparative therapy for minors.  The federal district court in the case held that the state's ban on sexual orientation change efforts does not impact 1st Amendment free expression since healthcare treatment is not expressive conduct. (See prior posting.) [Corrected-- earlier version of posting had incorrect circuit.]