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Supreme Court rejects challenge to law banning gay-conversion therapy
Supreme Court rejects challenge to law banning gay-conversion therapy

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request to hear a challenge to a California law prohibiting mental health counseling aimed at converting minors from being gay to straight. The justices let stand a ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that found the state had demonstrated that such conversion counseling does not have scientific merit. The appeals court ruled the law does not violate the free-speech rights of counselors and patients. A stay on enforcement of the law had been issued by the appeals court but is expected to be lifted in a matter of days, court officials said. State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) praised the high court decision for preserving the law he...

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