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Conversion therapy ban in Tampa struck down by federal judge


THE WOMAN HAS YET TO BE IDENTIFIED. WE ARE LIVE DOWNTOWN ST. PETE, MELANIE MICHAEL, 8 ON YOUR SIDE. THE BAN IS LIFTED. THE CONTROVERSIAL TREATMENT AT AN ATTEMPT TO TREAT SOMEONE’S SEXUAL ORIENTATION IS ONCE AGAIN ALLOWED IN TAMPA. JOINING US NOW WITH THAT STORY AND MARCO, THE TAMPA CITY HAD BANNED CONVERGENT THERAPY BACK IN 2017, SO WHAT CHANGED? Reporter: WELL WHAT CHANGED, ONE JUDGE’S DECISION, NOT ON THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THIS, BUT ON THE CITY OF TAMPA, HAVING THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE THIS KIND OF DECISION. IT’S A MAJOR VICTORY FOR THERAPISTS, WANTING TO PRACTICE CONVERGENT THERAPY. THAT NO CITY OR COUNTY IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS THE POWER TO ENACT THIS KIND OF THERAPY BAN. Reporter: ROGER GANNAM REPRESENTS THE CHRISTIAN-BASED LIBERTY COUNCIL, WHICH SUED TAMPA. KNOWN BY MANY AS AN ATTEMPT TO TURN GAY, LESBIAN, THOSE DEALING WITH THE AGENDA ISSUES INTO A LIFE OF HETEROSEXUALITY, BANNED BY TAMPA IN 2017. NOW THEY RULED THE CITY HAS NO AUTHORITY TO REGULATE HEALTH PROFESSIONS. THAT IS UP TO THE STATE. OF EQUALITY FLORIDA, THEY WILL DISAGREE WITH THE DECISION SAYING OUR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS SHOULD BE ABLE TO PROTECT RESIDENTS FROM FRAUDULENT AND DANGEROUS CAN ARTISTS TO PUT THEIR LIVES AT RISK. THE COUNCIL SAYS THIS WILL HAVE RIPPLE EFFECT ON OTHER CITIES IN FLORIDA AND THAT ALSO BAN CONVERGENT THERAPY AND IT IS A FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUE, ATTEMPTING TO SILENCE THERAPISTS WHO WANT TO HELP STRUGGLING TEENS AND CHILDREN. EVENTUALLY ONE OF THESE BANS, WHETHER IT IS FROM FLORIDA OR OTHER STATES, THEY WILL WIND UP IN THE U.S. SUPREME COURT. THAT’S WHAT WE EXPECT TO SEE THIS IN AND WE THINK THEY WOULD RULE THAT THEY ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. AND WE REACHED OUT TO THE CITY OF TAMPA AND THE ATTORNEY FOR THE CITY SAYS THEY HAVE NOT

One Comment

  1. layladystay
    layladystay October 8, 2019

    If you believe in/practice conversion therapy you are not a therapist, you are a zealot and your god is bad

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