Last June, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an important First Amendment decision in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra, which included some negative discussion of the federal cases upholding state laws against conversion therapy. Since then, opponents have cited the NIFLA case in four new lawsuits challenging both state and local anti-conversion therapy laws. This panel of policy and litigation experts will provide an overview of existing anti-conversion therapy laws, discuss strategies for defending these laws post-NIFLA, and explore innovative new litigation strategies to seek damages on behalf of individuals who have been harmed and defrauded by conversion therapists.
Location: Franklin 7
Speakers: Shannon Minter (National Center for Lesbian Rights); Xavier Persad (The Human Rights Campaign); Casey Pick (The Trevor Project); Tobias Barrington Wolff (University of Pennsylvania Law School)