A federal judge in California issues a temporary injunction on the state's ban on controverial gay-to-straight "conversion" therapy, but limited the scope of his order to just the three providers who have appealed the ban.
Aubrey Levin, infamously known as "Dr. Shock," has subjected hundreds of gay and lesbian soldiers and conscientious objectors in apartheid era South Africa to electric shocks "therapy" in an attempt to "cure" them of their sexuality and "deviant" ideas.
"This bill bans non-scientific 'therapies' that have driven young people to depression and suicide. These practices have no basis in science or medicine and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery," Gov. Jerry Brown says.