Is it legal to send someone to a mental hospital for being gay with the parents consent? 7 Answers as of March 11, 2013

Is it legal for someone to send a boy to a mental hospital just because he's gay with his parents consent?

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
No one is admitted to a mental hospital solely because of sexual orientation. Give the while story.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 3/11/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
I have never heard of such a thing but if there are other problems then maybe.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/11/2013
William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
Being gay would not by its self justify committing someone. You might want to contact a group that advocates for civil liberties, such as the American civil liberties union. There might also be advocacy groups which focus specifically on issue affecting gay people.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 3/8/2013
Natty Shafer Law
Natty Shafer Law | Nathaniel Shafer
In Utah, that is legal.
Answer Applies to: Utah
Replied: 3/7/2013
Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
Generally, no. Was a court involved in the decision or is it your parents consenting to such treatment. If a court, and the reasoning is because of your preference, contact the ACLU.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/7/2013
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