High Court Won't Review Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy

By Adam Lidgett (May 20, 2019, 2:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a challenge to a California law barring therapy treatments for minors aimed at changing their sexual orientation, leaving in place a Ninth Circuit ruling that the ban is constitutional.

The justices denied a petition for writ of certiorari from a group of therapists in their long-running fight against California's S.B. 1172, which established the ban on "sexual orientation change efforts" on minors.

A Ninth Circuit panel ruled in August 2013 that California's legislature had acted rationally by passing S.B. 1172, saying at the time that the ban regulated professional conduct, not speech,...

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