Judge Won't Block Calif. Sexual Orientation Therapy Ban

Law360, New York (December 4, 2012, 3:02 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday declined to issue an injunction stopping a state law from going into effect Jan. 1 that prohibits mental health professionals from attempting to change the sexual orientation of minor patients, saying the plaintiffs hadn’t shown they were likely to succeed in their challenge.

According to U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller’s order, the plaintiffs — a collective of therapists, parents of minor children receiving the therapy and two advocacy groups — were unlikely to win the case based on their...
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