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posted Friday, December 28, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 52

Brown appeals injunction against gay-conversion law
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appealed a court injunction that has blocked enforcement of a new law that prohibits providing gay minors with therapy aimed at converting them to being heterosexual.

The notice of appeal was filed on behalf of Brown and the Medical Board of California by state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris with the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which decided Dec. 21 to block the law that took effect Jan. 1 pending a decision on its constitutionality.

A small group of therapists and religious groups argued that the law infringes on their rights to free speech, but Harris has called conversion therapy 'unsound and harmful.'

full story:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2013/01/brown-gay-conversion-law.html

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