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SAN FRANCISCO A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its ruling upholding a California law that prohibits psychological counseling aimed at changing a minor's sexual orientation.

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Tuesday that a majority of its 27 judges voted against scheduling a new hearing.

Dr Kenneth Zucker, who chaired the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-V committee on Gender Identity (over the objections of the transgender community), and who built his career on reparative therapy (i.e. torture) for transgender minors, is now a criminal in the state of California.

Congratulations to the American Psychiatric Association for continuing the proud tradition of psychiatric / psychological human rights abuse, begun with Drapetomania (the mental illness that causes slaves to run away from their masters), continued with psychiatric torture of protesters during the Women's Suffrage movement, advocacy of eugenics, practice of reparative therapy on gays and lesbians, continuing reparative therapy of transgender minors by Dr Kenneth Zucker and his allies, and of course, regular torture of prisoners at Guantanamo and other US military and intelligence facilities around the world.

Originally posted to atana on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 03:02 PM PST.

Also republished by California politics and LGBT Kos Community.

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