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The Second Amendment applies to the District, too
Topic - Brad Dacus
A legal-defense group that supports traditional values filed a federal lawsuit in Sacramento, Calif., on Monday to block a new California law that bans certain kinds of counseling for youth seeking help for same-sex attraction.
"This is in the long run going to be a mistake," he said. "The ones who are going to pay the price are not the activists, but it's going to be children, who will see greater conflict and indecision over matters involving their well-being."
However, given questionable gay-marriage court rulings, scandals in the Internal Revenue Service and "atrocities" such as SB 323 in California, lawmakers should act "pre-emptively" to protect people, churches and institutions against government intolerance of religious freedom, he said.