Therapist Challenge California's SB1172

A lawsuit is filed in the Central District of California challenging a California law that prohibits conversion counseling.  The law makes it illegal for a mental health provider, as defined, from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts, as defined, with a patient under 18 years of age. The bill would provide that any sexual orientation change efforts attempted on a patient under 18 years of age by a mental health provider shall be considered unprofessional conduct and shall subject the provider to discipline by the provider’s licensing entity.  Read the law here.