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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Ted W. Lieu
California's first-in-the-nation law banning so-called "gay conversion" therapies for minors with same-sex attractions survived a key legal test Thursday as a three-judge federal appellate panel rejected a challenge to the law.
A first-of-its-kind California law is going to court this week, when a panel of judges will hear testimony about whether mental health professionals have the right to talk with young clients about reducing their homosexual attractions or the state has the right to outlaw such "dangerous quackery."
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A bill that blocks California children and teens from seeking the kinds of same-sex-attraction therapy gay activists oppose was signed Sunday by California Gov. Jerry Brown.
A California bill to ban therapies to "change" sexual orientation in children and teens passed its final legislative hurdle late Thursday and now goes to California Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.
The California state Senate has passed a bill that supporters say could be the first in the nation to ban a form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay people straight.
California groups that support parental rights and therapies to help people escape unwanted same-sex attractions are fighting a first-of-its-kind California bill that would ban such sessions for teens and children, and discourage them for adults.
"The Constitution has never allowed, and never will allow, psychological child abuse," Mr. Lieu said Thursday.
"Progress will not be stopped," said state Sen. Ted W. Lieu, author of the bill, known as SB 1172.