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Suit Brought on Behalf of Boys Seeking Gay Therapy

Friday Oct 5, 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A second federal lawsuit has been filed seeking to overturn California's new ban on psychotherapy aimed at making gay or lesbian teenagers straight.

The Christian legal group Liberty Counsel filed a civil rights suit Thursday in Sacramento naming as plaintiffs two Southern California boys, ages 14 and 15, who have been undergoing so-called "reparative therapy" with Encino psychologist Joseph Nicolosi.

The suit claims the ban, scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, violates the teens' freedom of speech and freedom of religion by denying them the chance to be cured of "unwanted same-sex attraction."

The boys' parents also are named as plaintiffs, along with Nicolosi, two other Southern California therapists, the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

A similar suit was filed Monday, also in Sacramento.

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  • , 2012-10-05 13:52:58

    Every boy whoever was forced into these places should sue. Sue them into oblivion. Start with Marcus Bachmann

  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-10-05 13:53:04

    Likely low-life, loser, lordy-loons looking longingly at litigation lotto loot. Lol.

  • Bob K, 2012-10-06 23:44:05

    Anybody knows that you have to be 18 to file a lawsuit in your own name. The a****** parents must of been in collusion with the charlatan to begin with, so of course they’re still backing him

  • Ian Chai, 2012-10-07 10:23:02

    I would be interested to see if the parent put their name up or they actually wanted won’t be good for the teens either way. Honesty can result in their parent and courts wrath. Lie won’t won’t either

  • , 2012-10-07 11:59:51

    "Satan" refuses to leave the "bedroom!"

  • , 2012-10-09 08:47:07

    The APA says reparative therapy is harmful and doesn’t work. This is why we no longer do other things like lobotomies. Such ignorance. "Hey son, let us get you this reparative therapy that is scientifically backed as not working! I bet it will work!" Meanwhile anti-gay sadists line their pockets.

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