November 20, 2020, may go down as the day the tide began to turn against government bans on therapies that allow clients with unwanted same-sex attractions to pursue change. In this article, we take a closer look at this stunningly rational decision. A majority of the three judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that speech in the therapists’ office is to be seen as speech and not as professional conduct. Hence the first US amendment cannot be violated. They also found that the ban ordinances in Florida are content-based and viewpoint-based restrictions on speech. It is therefore the content itself which is being contested. Restrictions of these sorts are illegal. Continue reading Striking down Florida Counseling Ban, part 2
A three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals struck down laws that ban counselors from providing minor clients with help to reduce or eliminate unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or gender confusion.
This is the first federal Court of Appeals decision on such laws since the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision in National Institute of Family & Life Advocates v. Becerra (NIFLA).
In a recently published article, former gay activist James Parker from Australia writes about how the new mayor of Perth (State of Western Australia) gave radio listeners a lesson in biology and was savaged for his candour. Here we republish it.
By James Parker, 29th October 2020.
“Basil Zempilas, Western Australian media presenter and newly elected Lord Mayor of Perth, has expressed a personal opinion on his breakfast radio show about the transgender community. What Zempilas said to his show co-host Steve Mills was what science and biology has concretely stated for millennia: “If you’ve got a penis, mate, you are a bloke. If you’ve got a vagina, you are a woman. Game over.” The result of this personal opinion? Perth’s LGBTQ+ community have responded with an intolerance that has gone into overdrive.