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Fighting Gay Conversion Therapy in the Legislature and the Courts

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February 17, 2014 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 280A

Bram Alden from Munger, Tolles & Olson will discuss his work defending SB 1172, California's ban on "therapy" intended to change the sexual orientation of minors. Mr. Alden will highlight the background behind the practice of conversion therapy, the process of drafting California's ban, the First Amendment issues raised by those challenging the ban, and the recent district court and Ninth Circuit rulings.