Judge temporarily blocks Calif. gay therapy law

Dec 3, 2012 Full story: News9 Oklahoma City 6

A federal judge in California is temporarily prohibiting the state from enforcing a first-of-its-kind law that bars licensed therapists from working to change the sexual orientations of gay minors.

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hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Dec 3, 2012
I just saw this news, and am safely and confidently taking it as one of two things:

1. procedural; or
2. the product of a stupid member of the bench.

In order to be polite, I'll presume #1.

If the "christians" here were to prevail, the implications would be so terrifying and hilarious -- simultaneously -- that they'd literally be giving ATHEISTS ammunition against them. I really, really have to laugh again and again at this, they *do not* know what they're doing. That much has become clear.
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Dec 3, 2012
If the "christians" prevail, then Jehovah's witnesses can sue the state -- all 50 at once, state by state -- for forcing them to recognize the "safety" of blood transfusions, since after all, this lawsuit must either prevail sensibly, via *fact*, or else give "religion" free reign to do anything it likes,*no matter how harmful*.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#3 Dec 4, 2012
At least this judge had the common sense to limit the damage being done by his seriously misinformed ruling to just the three plaintiffs in the case, the law still goes in effect for all other practitioners on January 1st. He'll get his badly needed education on the subject at trial.

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco

#4 Dec 4, 2012
"'Even if SB 1172 is characterized as primarily aimed at regulating conduct, it also extends to forms of (conversion therapy) that utilize speech and, at a minimum, regulates conduct that has an incidental effect on speech,' Shubb wrote."

What absurd reasoning. This has nothing to do with free speech. By the judge's logic, a doctor could argue he has the right to tell patients that Alka-Seltzer cures AIDS. Or "Don't worry, Mrs. Jones, amputation of your leg is no cause for alarm; with these new drugs, it will grow back in a year or two."

"Judge" Shubb is an idiot.
SLIF

Scarborough, Canada

#5 Dec 4, 2012
What do you want to bet that the clients are black Baptists?
hi hi

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Dec 4, 2012
Rick in Kansas wrote:
At least this judge had the common sense to limit the damage being done by his seriously misinformed ruling to just the three plaintiffs in the case, the law still goes in effect for all other practitioners on January 1st. He'll get his badly needed education on the subject at trial.
Thank you.

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