California High Court Weighs Value of Mandated Reporting Law

California has a compelling interest in stopping the proliferation of online pornography depicting child sexual abuse. But psychotherapists are testing the limits of that interest, arguing that a state law requiring them to report patients to the authorities if they divulge that they’ve viewed child pornography wrongly violates the core tenet of confidentiality.

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Texas Legislature’s New Caucus Counts Its Small Victories

Texas state Rep. Celia Israel has introduced a bill to ban homosexual “conversion therapy” again and again in the Legislature, knowing it will be killed by a Republican majority. Though it died again this session, it was finally heard by a committee, a sign of growing clout of the new LGBTQ caucus.

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