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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON SCOTUS REJECTION OF CHALLENGE TO CALIFORNIA LAW BANNING GAY CONVERSION THERAPY

May 1, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of a challenge to the constitutionality of the state of California’s law banning so-called “gay conversion therapy.”   Mr. Lieu authored the CA ban on conversion therapy in 2012.

“The Supreme Court has rightly rejected the challenge to the constitutionality of California’s gay conversion therapy ban. Five years ago when I authored California’s law, we knew that the Constitution does not prevent government from banning an evil and fake therapy. The time is now for a federal ban of the fraudulent and harmful practice of conversion therapy. Progress will not be stopped.”

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