Sacramento, Calif., Nov 6, 2012 / 04:02 am
A legal group is seeking a federal injunction against a California ban on "reparative therapy" for minors with homosexual attractions or behaviors, saying the law restricts the rights of families to find treatment for their children and threatens religious freedom.
Brad Dacus, president of the Sacramento-based Pacific Justice Institute, said that the advocacy for the bill "relied heavily on sound bites and buzzwords."
"Our legal briefs have unmasked this stealth attack for what it is – an unprecedented attempt to reach even inside the four walls of a church to enforce state orthodoxy on homosexual behavior," he said Oct. 31.
"We are looking forward to defending churches – and our children – in court."
Pacific Justice Institute attorneys sought the legal injunction in a Sacramento federal court against S.B. 1172 in filings last week.