Friday, August 12, 2016
Pastors Sue Over Illinois' Ban On "Gay Conversion Therapy"
A group of pastors is challenging an Illinois law banning so-called "gay conversion therapy." Governor Rauner signed a bill last year that bars any mental health providers from engaging in treatment aimed at changing minors from gay to straight. The group Pastors Protecting Youth filed a federal lawsuit yesterday that claims the law restricts a pastor's right to free speech and religious freedom. It also argues the legislation takes away a young person's ability to make personal choices regarding their own sexual identity.