California Ban On Gay Conversion Therapy Stands For Now

It may still be open to debate whether or not being gay is genetic, a learned behavior, or a free choice one can change as easily as one's shoes (it may also be silly or offensive, but that's another story).

Part of the debate appears over in California, where a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors has withstood a legal challenge.

The state has found that gay conversion therapy is “harmful” for minors and can ergo be banned, a finding upheld by a federal appeals court. As gay-rights advocates praise the ruling — the nation's first ban on using mental health professionals to convince kids to un-gay themselves — the question is whether conservatives will bring this to the Supreme Court.

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