9th Circuit assaults 1st Amendment

9th Circuit assaults 1st Amendment


9th circuit court sealThe federal 9th Circuit Court is known for its tyrannical ways. Now it has upheld California’s tyrannical ban on so-called “gay-to-straight therapy” for children.

The law, passed last year, on its face violates the 1st Amendment right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Now this:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court sided with California on Thursday and upheld the first law in the nation banning a psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay youth straight.

In a resounding, unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the state law barring the so-called gay aversion therapy legal in every respect.

The judges said trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation through intense therapy appeared dangerous, and that California lawmakers properly showed that the sexual orientation change efforts were outside the scientific mainstream and have been rejected for good reason.

“One could argue that children under the age of 18 are especially vulnerable with respect to sexual identity and that their parents’ judgment may be clouded by this emotionally charged issue as well,” Judge Susan Graber wrote for the court panel.

But who knows what’s best for a particular child:

A. Gov. Jerry Brown and the California legislature.

B. Judges on the 9th Circuit.

C. The kid’s parents.

Obvious answer: C.

Supposedly, some children given the therapy committed suicide. But how can a link be proven?

And while they’re at it, why don’t Gov. Brown, the Legislature and the 9th Circuit ban kids from using the Internet? I won’t link to them, but there obviously are a lot of pro-suicide sites out there. There’s also pro-Nazi stuff. Maybe some kid will read it and, imitating Hitler, blow his brains out, after doing the same thing to his own personal Eva Braun.

Ironically, and hypocritically, California also is making it easier to get an abortion here. And young girls can get abortions without parental consent.

So, a 12-year-old has a right to get an abortion, with who knows what kind of psychological consequences, especially without parental involvement. But the same 12-year-old can’t get “gay to straight therapy” from, say, a Christian-oriented psychologist?

I don’t have any kids. But if I did, my beloved and I would leave this state at the first blip of the ultrasound.



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  1. Marga
    Marga 2 September, 2013, 11:46

    I didn’t know Catwatchdog but somehow ended up following you on Tweeter. Thanks for making your political stances clear. Before this blog I might have thought you were, indeed, a journalistic blog rather than a Christian right propaganda sheet.

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  2. Let It Collapse
    Let It Collapse 2 September, 2013, 13:13

    Gee. This must like be our version of Sharia Law comparable to a muslim in Iran who wants to covert to Christianity.

    Another nail in the coffin of freedom.

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  3. Rex the Wonderdog!
    Rex the Wonderdog! 3 September, 2013, 08:17

    the 9th is correct

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  4. Dyspeptic
    Dyspeptic 3 September, 2013, 08:55

    Meanwhile, the vacuous voters of Commiefornia go about their mundane lives, ignorant, self absorbed and desperate for the latest fad in celebrity obsession. In case no one noticed, the Sacramento Overlords are about to repeal The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. So much for the Supremacy Clause.

    But hey, let’s focus on the important stuff like TMZ, the MTV Music Awards and the Monday Night Football self induced concussion spectacle and leave governance to the petty tyrants in Sacramento. You know we can trust them, right?

    So do you think Lamar Odom’s DUI will hurt his marriage to Khloe Kardashian? Don’t forget to sign up for the latest info on The Brazilian Butt Lift and remember, there’s a Botox party somewhere in your town so don’t miss out on the Fountain of Eternal Youth.

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  5. skippingdog
    skippingdog 5 September, 2013, 21:45

    Rex particularly adores 9th Circuit Justices Canby, Thomas and Fletcher. Isn’t that right, Rex?

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  6. Donkey
    Donkey 6 September, 2013, 10:47

    Just another usurpation of freedom by the state.

    Rex, the robed robbers are wrong. Regardless of how you swing sexually, the way you practice it is up to you, not the state!! 🙂

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