Friday, December 07, 2012
CA: Judge temporarily blocks “gay therapy” ban
"A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked California from enforcing a first-of-its-kind law that bars licensed psychotherapists from working to change the sexual orientations of gay minors, but he limited the scope of his order to just the three providers who have appealed to him to overturn the measure.
U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb made a decision just hours after a hearing on the issue, ruling that the First Amendment rights of psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals who engage in 'reparative' or 'conversion' therapy outweigh concern that the practice poses a danger to young people."
Ever since Freud, talking therapy has indeed been big among psychiatrists and among some psychologists. It probably does no good but there is no doubt that it is speech.