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Latest Challenge to Calif. Ban on 'Reparative Therapy' Launched

Latest Challenge to Calif. Ban on 'Reparative Therapy' Launched

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The antigay Liberty Counsel filed a civil rights lawsuit on Thursday against California's recently passed law banning "reparative therapy" that attempts to turn gay children straight.

The lawsuit names Encino psychologist Joseph Nicolosi and two Southern California boys undergoing such "therapy," age 14 and 15, as plaintiffs in the suit. The Liberty Council claims the new law violates the teens' freedom of speech and religion by denying them the chance to be "cured" of their same-sex attractions. Read more here.

The challenge is now the second against the landmark law. Last week a group called the Pacific Justice Institute filed suit.

Meanwhile, lawmakers in New Jersey indicate they want their own version of California's "conversion therapy" legislation.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.