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Mark Joseph Stern Nov 20
๐Ÿšจ11th Circuit rules that bans on anti-LGBTQ "conversion therapy" violate the First Amendment. 2โ€“1 decision, both judges in the majority appointed by Trump. A really awful and frightening decision.
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Mark Joseph Stern Nov 20
Replying to @mjs_DC
Note that these bans only apply to minors and licensed counselors. Not clergy or private citizens. And lawmakers found that trying to change a child's sexual orientation or gender identity is extremely harmful and dangerous. The 11th Circuit's Trump judges don't care.
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Mark Joseph Stern Nov 20
Replying to @mjs_DC
This is what Rule By Trump Judges looks like: We are not allowed to shield LGBTQ youth from discredited "conversion therapy," even though it increases risk of suicide. Trump judges won't let LGBTQ people protect our own communities, our own children, from harm. Sickening.
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Mark Joseph Stern
Today's decision from the 11th Circuit blocking bans on LGBTQ "conversion therapy" for minors creates a circuit split. There is thus a very good chance the Supreme Court will now take up the issue. I have no real doubt that SCOTUS will find these bans unconstitutional.
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Mark Joseph Stern Nov 20
Replying to @mjs_DC
The Supreme Court's six conservative justices will likely (1) strike down laws barring licensed counselors from seeking to change a minor's sexual orientation or gender identity, and (2) continue to uphold laws that force physicians to recite anti-abortion propaganda to patients.
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Mark Joseph Stern Nov 20
Replying to @mjs_DC
This is an important point from Martin's dissent. The majority claims there's not enough evidence that "conversion therapy" is harmful. But medical experts have said *it would be unethical* to conduct the research that the majority demands, because it would harm children.
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Mark Joseph Stern Nov 20
Replying to @mjs_DC
One startling aspect of today's opinion: The majority discredits the opposition of *every mainstream medical organization* to "conversion therapy," claiming that these groups are simply trying to censor therapists who don't share "majority preferences."
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๐Ÿ Paul the Advent Stan๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽ… Nov 20
Replying to @mjs_DC
En banc?
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ScaliaDaddyIssues Nov 20
Replying to @mjs_DC
Which circuits have upheld the bans?
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Josh Block Nov 20
Replying to @mjs_DC
Assuming they actually seek cert
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Omar GP Nov 20
Replying to @JoshABlock @mjs_DC
Though it virtually guarantees the plaintiffs in the Maryland case will seek cert if we prevail in the Fourth Circuit.
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Quincy Shaw Nov 20
Replying to @mjs_DC
Appalling and dangerous.
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Jeff Kirk Nov 20
Replying to @mjs_DC
I do have doubts, though SCOTUS upholding the 11th Circuit decision is certainly a possibility. (Definitely agreed, however, that the circuit split makes it very likely theyโ€™ll grant cert on it.)
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himbopotamus Nov 20
Replying to @mjs_DC
I have been warning people concerned about marriage equality that they should be focused on the legality of conversion therapy instead in large part because of precedent that children have limited rights under the law compared to adults. Sad to be correct about things.
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