Tuesday, September 6th marked another victory for the LGBTQ+ community!

A three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision affirming federal district court Judge Bryan’s decision in Tingley v. Ferguson. The lawsuit was filed in federal court last year, challenging the constitutionality of Washington State’s law which prohibits health care professionals from practicing “conversion therapy” on minor patients.

Earlier this year, Judge Bryan had granted a motion to dismiss and held that the Washington law is constitutional.

Skellenger Bender Principal Shareholder Raegen Rasnic served as local counsel for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, representing intervenor defendant Equal Rights Washington in the case.

We are very pleased with the decision and proud to have Raegen on our team!

Click HERE to learn more about this decision

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