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    Court Halts Gay Therapy Ban

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 05:  Bob Sodervick waves a gay pride flag outside of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on June 5, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  A federal appeals court announced that it will not rehear arguments on the California's controversial Prop 8 same-sex ban paving the way for the case to go to the U.S. Supreme Court. In February, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the same-sex marriage ban discriminated against gays and lesbians. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    Looks like gay-conversion therapy might not be getting the boot in California just yet. On Friday a federal appeals court put a hold on the state’s new law that would stop therapists from trying to revert a minor’s sexual orientation. The state was sued on the grounds that the law, which was to take effect Jan. 1, is unconstitutional and violates free speech rights. Their first court case was lost, but the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to block the law as it investigates.

    Read it at The Los Angeles Times