The Supreme Court does not want to hear this nonsense challenge to a ban on conversion therapy

Source: Mother Jones
by Ashley Dejean

“The Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge to California’s conversion therapy ban this week, effectively upholding the law that prohibits licensed counselors such as social workers and therapists from offering therapy aimed at changing a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity, a practice that’s been widely discredited as ineffective and harmful. … The lead plaintiff fighting the law was Donald Welch, an evangelical minister and licensed therapist who’s in charge of counseling at the Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego. This is the second time the Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to California’s ban on conversion therapy from Welch, who first argued it violated free-speech protections. In the most recent case, Welch joined with other plaintiffs to claim the ban violates their right to freely practice their religion.” (05/03/17)