Good News! Therapy for the Gender-Confused Protected
A federal court recently ruled to protect therapy as a valid treatment option for those who are homosexual or gender-confused.
From LifeSite. A federal court upheld a decision that struck down laws that ban counseling minors to reduce or overcome unwanted same-sex attractions and behaviors or gender confusion in Florida.
On July 20, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal from Palm Beach County and the City of Boca Raton to review the laws, which were struck down in 2020 after they were found to violate the First Amendment right to free speech, as reported by Liberty Counsel.
“This is a huge victory for counselors and their clients to choose the counsel of their choice and be free of political censorship from government ideologues,” Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver said….
“Clients have the right to self-determination. They have the right to select a counselor,” Staver added. “Counselors are like a GPS helping the client to reach the desired objective. Yet, these counseling bans injected a government mandated ideology to override the counselor and the client. These laws clearly violate the First Amendment.”
The majority of the judges ruled in favor of denying the request… declaring, “The government cannot be trusted to prohibit only bad speech….”
The laws, which prohibit minors from voluntary counseling from licensed professionals, were challenged by Dr. Robert Otto, LMFT, and Dr. Julie Hamilton, LMFT, along with their minor clients as represented by Liberty Council.
Laws banning therapy for homosexuals and gender-confused individuals are becoming increasingly strict across the country. In 2021, businessman and counsellor Arthur Goldberg was sued by the Southern Poverty Law Center for “fraudulent commerce” for providing resources for those with unwanted same-sex attractions, pornography, and sexual addiction….
Now, Goldberg is still engaged in ongoing legal battles to combat the charges against him. LifeSite launched a LifeFunder to support him in his fight….
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(Excerpt from LifeSite. Photo Credit: iStock)
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