Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cert. Petition Filed In California Repairative Therapy Ban

A petition for certiorari (full text) has been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Welch v. Brown, cert. filed 1/3/2017).  In the case, the 9th Circuit rejected facial free exercise and Establishment Clause challenges to California's ban on state-licensed mental health professionals providing "sexual orientation change efforts" for patients under 18. (See prior posting.) Pacific Justice Institute issued a press release announcing the filing of the petition for review.