Conversion Therapy and Free Speech

Last Spring the Janus Forum held a debate about restricting speech on college campuses.  Jonathan Rauch, Contributing Editor The Atlantic & Senior Fellow Brookings Institution argued it should and discussed the marketplace of ideas and progress for the LGBTQ+ community in his argument.  However, a recent court decision in Tampa sided with a christian advocacy group in determining that a ban on conversion therapy violates the free speech component of the first amendment, a clear source of tension made in the argument made by Rauch.

Here is where you can read the Washington Post article on this subject, and you can find the court decision here.

 If you missed the debate on free speech or need a refresher you can watch it here

You can also read Rauch’s work here.