LAW OF THE LAND

SCOTUS Upholds California Law Banning Gay Conversion Therapy

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled to uphold a California law that bans the controversial practice of gay conversion therapy. An appeal was brought in front of the court in which the plaintiff, therapist and minister Donald Welch, argued that the law infringes on religious rights. The California law applies directly to medical professionals who are licensed by the state. The state government, led by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, argued that religious rights were not being curbed.