Oh. Uh I don't remember that but I'll look tomorrow I'm sleepy and avoidant right now (not you, room mates, so I'm playing possum)Actually, you responded to it a number of times.
It was a week or two ago or something. I reviewed the judge's decision to bar JONAH's "experts" testimony from the courtroom, except for the one expert whose testimony was actually relevant. But he threw out Nicolosi and the irrelevant NARTH guys.
Basically for those commenting in this thread on the topic without having read what this particular case was actually about:
JONAH had promised a particular outcome beyond what could be promised to its clients, and some of the treatments were emotionally damaging over the long term. So some of the patients were suing for a (1) refund for the treatments they had paid for and (2) payment for the additional treatments they had to undergo from OTHER therapists to help them get over the abuse they suffered at the hands of JONAH. That's all, and it sounds fair -- like a typical malpractice / false advertising case.
The judge did toss one of the former patients off the case because it didn't seem like the guy actually suffered real emotional distress that needed to be compensated for, but left the others stay since their treatments had been more severe.
EDIT: as far as "gay conversion therapies" go, personally if adults want to buy into that shit because of their personal views or religious beliefs, well, we let people peddle lots of stuff in this country with little validity. (Note the recent herbalism expose, where it seems like some of the major chains don't include or barely include any of the herbs they claim are in the supplements.) But there's a ton of advertising in the USA that is dubious in nature. So whatever.
But I'm really against kids being forced to go to "pray the gay away" camps by their parents. Parents can monitor their child's physical activity with partners regardless of sexual preference; but I consider it emotionally damaging and possibly abusive to send a kid to that kind of program. A child can choose to enter a program like that when they are an adult. And I think that is the purpose of the CA law, when I read about it --kids can make that decision when they are legal adults, rather than having it forced on them.