Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Court Hears Arguments in Debate Over Gay Convertion Therapy

Attempts to reverse homosexuality are psychologically damaging to young people. That is the argument behind Senate Bill 1172, passed in October, that made California the first state to ban medical practices intended to change the sexual orientation of minors. But the bill is being challenged by advocates of these practices who say the bill encroaches on First Amendment rights. While other states move to pass similar legislation, a federal appeals court today in San Francisco heard arguments from both sides of the debate. Alex Kekauoha reports from San Francisco.