GREENBELT, MD – Liberty Counsel presented oral arguments to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals asking it to reverse a district judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction against Maryland’s counseling ban. In Doyle v. Hogan, Liberty Counsel represents Christopher Doyle, a licensed professional counselor, who is challenging Maryland’s SB 1028, which was signed into law by Gov. Larry Hogan and went into effect on October 1, 2018. Doyle counsels minors who voluntarily seek his help and are struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, and identity. Doyle’s counseling is prohibited by the ban because the state disapproves Doyle’s viewpoint. Liberty Counsel has been instrumental in defeating proposed laws in numerous states which sought to prohibit counselors, including pastors, teachers, and parents, from providing counsel to any minor (including a parent’s own child) about the child’s unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion. The counseling can save children’s lives before they make such choices.