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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds California Ban On Conversion Therapy

California’s 2012 ban on licensed therapists trying to convert young people from gay to straight was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court this week.

Supporters had said their religious beliefs were being restricted.

Conversion therapy is a method that is still found in some areas of the country, but its validity is questioned by many observers.

Four other states and the District of Columbia have instituted a ban — with the focus on minors.

To learn more about the law and the Supreme Court’s decision, we spoke with Shannon Minter. He is legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.