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12-17681 #60

12-17681 #60

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Doc #60 - Amicus Brief of Children’s Law Center of California, et al., in support of defendants.
Doc #60 - Amicus Brief of Children’s Law Center of California, et al., in support of defendants.

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No. 12-17681
Oral Argument scheduled for the week of April 15, 2013
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DAVID H. PICKUP, et al.,
Plaintiffs and Appellants
,
 
v.EDMUND G. BROWN JR.,Governor of the State of California, et al.,
 Defendants and Appellees
.
Preliminary Injunction Appeal from the United States District CourtEastern District of California No. 2:12-cv-02497-KJM-EFBThe Honorable Kimberly J. Mueller
BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAEChildren’s Law Center of California;Dependency Legal Group of San Diego;East Bay Children’s Law Offices; Gaylesta;The LGBTQ-Affirmative Therapist Guild of Utah;Legal Advocates for Children and Youth; Legal Services for Children;Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center; Los Angeles Youth Network;Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; Public Counsel;The Trevor Project; and Truth Wins OutIN SUPPORT OF APPELLEES TO AFFIRMTHE ORDER DENYING A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
Hayley GorenbergL
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120 Wall Street, Suite 1900New York, NY 10005(212) 809-8585Shelbi D. DayL
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.3325 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1300Los Angeles, CA 90010(213) 382-7600Brad W. SeilingBenjamin G. ShatzJustin Jones RodriguezM
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LLP11355 W. Olympic Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90064(310) 312-4000 Fax (310) 312-4224
Counsel for Amici Curiae
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CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
Pursuant to Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure 26.1 and 29(c),
 Amici Curiae
Children’s Law Center of California; Dependency Legal Group of San Diego; East Bay Children’s Law Offices; Gaylesta; The LGBTQ-AffirmativeTherapist Guild of Utah; Legal Advocates for Children and Youth; Legal Servicesfor Children; Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center; Los Angeles Youth Network;Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; Public Counsel; The TrevorProject; and Truth Wins Out state that they are all non-profit corporations, theyhave no parent corporations, and no publicly held company owns any stock in anyof 
 Amici
.February 6, 2013 Respectfully submitted by,
s/Brad W. Seiling
 
s/Hayley Gorenberg
 M
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.Brad W. Seiling, Hayley GorenbergBenjamin G. Shatz and and Shelbi D. DayJustin Jones Rodriguez
 Attorneys for Amici Curiae
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
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 iINTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE.............................................................................1INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT.......................................2ARGUMENT............................................................................................................2I. Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Endanger Youth.....................................2A. Young people exposed to sexual orientation change effortsoften do not survive unscathed, and, in too many cases, they donot survive at all...................................................................................3B. Sexual orientation change efforts amplify and aggravateexternal and internal stigma.................................................................9C. Sexual orientation change efforts cause survivors to be lesslikely to seek therapy later in life.......................................................10D. Sexual orientation change efforts damage critical family bondsincluding those between parents and their LGBTQ children.............12II. The State of California Has a Long History of Actively PromotingSexual Orientation Change Efforts...............................................................20A. California has a long history of criminalizing homosexuality...........22B. California’s prior attempts to “cure” homosexuality wereintertwined with its criminalization efforts and included amultitude of shocking and egregious methods...................................23CONCLUSION.......................................................................................................26EXHIBIT A —
AMICI 
’S STATEMENTS OF INTEREST...................................28
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