Ben Popper of The Memphis Flyer reports on Love In Action’s day in court last week.

The unlicensed exgay live-in therapy agency is suing to stop Tennessee from enforcing laws protecting the mentally ill from abuse, malpractice and neglect, when those patients happen to be in a facility that claims its therapy — including the unauthorized dispensing of prescription drugs and involuntary confinement — is a form of religion.

The federal judge in the case seems initially sympathetic to the clinic’s notion that religion excuses oneself from accountability under public-health laws — and the state of Tennessee appears unwilling to stake out a clear and vocal position.

(Hat tip: Queer Action Coalition of Memphis)

Categorized in:

Tagged in: