Saturday, October 13, 2012
A groundbreaking California law banning therapy that seeks to change the sexual orientation of gay and lesbian youths has been challenged in court by Christian conservatives who say it tramples on families' rights and therapists' consciences.
The law, signed Saturday by Gov. Jerry Brown and scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, prohibits licensed therapists and counselors from engaging in "sexual orientation change efforts" with anyone under 18. Violators would be subject to discipline by state licensing boards.
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