Skip to comments.Court Upholds Ban on Sexual-Orientation Change Therapy
Posted on 08/29/2013 6:06:27 PM PDT by fwdude
A federal court today upheld Californias law making it illegal for minors to receive counseling for unwanted same-sex attractions.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1172 into law last year. The legislation bans sexual-orientation change effort (SOCE) counseling for anyone under 18.
The minors we represent do not want to act on same-sex attractions, said Liberty Counsel Chairman Mat Staver. They are greatly benefiting from this counseling. Their grades have gone up, their self-esteem has improved, and their relationships at home are much improved.
The legal group said it will ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case, or file a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Legislators and judges in the state of California have essentially barged into the private therapy rooms of victimized young people, Staver said. (They have) told them that their confusion
is normal and they should pursue their unwanted and dangerous same-sex sexual attractions and behavior, regardless of whether those minors desire their religious beliefs to trump their unwanted attractions. The law is an astounding overreach by the state.
So it’s OK for them to recruit, but not for therapists to offer this kind of counseling?
Calling out Sin is Illegal.
Isn’t it interesting that these announcements are cobbled together on one day, for maximum effect? The IRS essentially making same-sex “marriage” legal nationwide, and then this homo-Nazi decision on the same day?
There is collusion in everything the Left does, and the RINO’s in power do nothing about it.
I thought that was bad?
The disingenuous pretext is that this only applies to "children." But we already know what the homo-Left wants. They will soon go after the whole ball of wax and ban ALL therapy and counseling for same-sex attraction.
Oh, great, a return to the back-alleys for medical treatment?
Yet another sick, perverted twerker roaming our streets unmonitored.
It’s certainly no more harmful to one’s psyche than lopping off a reproductive appendage or breasts and taking opposite sex hormones.
So... orientation change is illegal, but sex change is?
This is great news. The longer these laws are debated and the more parents hear that their child needn’t suffer from homosexuality all their lives the better to undo the harm homosexualizing our country has done.
There isn’t a parent who doesn’t, either openly or in secret, wish their child weren’t suffering homosexuality
9th circuit. Most overturned court.
Their grades have gone up, their self-esteem has improved, and their relationships at home are much improved.
\...........................................................Exactly what Obama doesn’t want.
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So, what happens when your Kid tells you he was “born” a Serial Killer or a Democrat?
Am I understanding this correctly? It’s ok to get a sex change (which involves mutilating surgery and basically makes you a freak) but it’s not ok to get a sexual orientation change (which involves no surgery and moves you into the normal mainstream).
The thin-skinned sodomites have serious abandonment issues.
Along with the 70s song ‘We Are Family’, they should also claim KC and the Sunshine Band’s ‘Please Don’t Go’.
Isn’t it up to the parents to decide what is best for their children?
What, you actually think this is still a free country?
“Isnt it up to the parents to decide what is best for their children?”
Not according to the RAT/ Marxists, they are not your children, they belong to the State!
It’s just amazing how irrational liberals can be.
Accordingly, they believe psychological counseling to help address unwanted sexual paraphilias is wrong, and so wrong that we should ban its use on children. Yet, in their warped minds, it’s perfectly alright to castrate a young boy and call it a “sex change operation” or “gender reassignment surgery”.
Over 80% of adult homosexuals were sexually abused as children.
If that number was only 2%, how is possible to right a law declaring those victims may not receive treatment for that sexual abuse.
What First Amendment?
Gay activists don’t care about children. They want to prey on them and impose homosexuality on them.
Gays can’t have gay children so this will be how they recuit more gays.
More people moving to Texas. Do we have more room?
the right of privacy for doctor/patient only comes into when you’re killing in the womb i guess
With the current selection of video games now available it is very common for children to believe that they are born to be Serial Killers. It affects over 50% of teenage boys and 30% of teenage girls. It might only be neccessary to take away his video games and get him interested in something else like hang gliding or motorcycle riding. If that doesn't seem to work medication, therapy or joining a church with a good youth program and some cute Christian girls in his age group. Please don't lose any sleep over it if this happens to you.
If he says that he was born a Democrat I am afraid that much more drastic measures will have to be taken. You will probably have to lock him in your basement and tell all of your friends and relatives that he was killed in a Guatemalan Bus accident.
All access to outside communication sources will have to be cut off. Home school is your only educational option. It may be necessary to purchase surplus 1960s electrical shock equipment and I am not talking about the type used for physical therapy. But more than anything else you must not lose your determination to cure your child. After two or three years of this type of intensive therapy more than 10% show some improvement and new techniques are becoming available every year or two. If this happens... you will have a very difficult time, but please don't lose hope.
The real significance of this case is the hijacking of the dominion and control over our children as parents. It is not surprising that the leftists want to deny parents the right to counsel their own children and substitute the judgment of the state.
This is only one area where the matter comes up. The left will forbid parents spanking their children; homeschooling their children; it will remove children from their custody on hearsay evidence and on the very flimsiest of evidence.
If it is constitutional for the law to deny parents contracting therapists who counsel their children can we be far away from a law which is constitutional that denies parents the right to select a church which preaches against homosexuality?
The left does everything it can to destroy the family and substitute the state.
Those who share the conspiracy theory concerning The Frankfurt School believe that this is a conscious attempt to bring us the benefits of communism by adapting Karl Marx' economic theories to social theory. It is succeeding brilliantly.