A Florida judge has rejected a Tampa ordinance aiming to ban traumatising conversion therapy for minors, claiming that it would limit parental rights over their child’s healthcare, reports Pink News.
Medical experts consider interventions to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity to be pseudo-scientific, ineffective and harmful.
The ordinance would have blocked professionals from providing “therapy” to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of young people, but it was challenged by marriage and family therapist, Robert Vazzo, and Christian ministry New Hearts Outreach, reports Pink News.
US district judge William Jung sided with Vazzo and New Hearts Outreach, and wrote in his decision that a conversion therapy ban would negatively impact “Florida privacy rights and rights to parental choice in healthcare.”
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