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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:53 AM

NJ ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy for kids won't be overturned as USSC rejects challenge

N.J. ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy for kids won’t be overturned as U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take a case that sought to overturn a New Jersey law banning conversion therapy — a medically discredited practice of attempting to change a child’s sexual orientation from gay to straight.

That means the New Jersey ban will remain.

Licensed therapists in New Jersey have been prohibited since 2013 from engaging in reparative or conversion therapy for minors.

Then-Gov. Chris Christie signed the law citing statements from the American Psychological Association that said the practice “can pose critical health risks including, but not limited to, depression, substance abuse, social withdrawal, decreased self-esteem and suicidal thoughts.”

Read more: https://www.nj.com/news/2019/04/nj-ban-on-gay-to-straight-conversion-therapy-for-kids-wont-be-overturned-as-us-supreme-court-rejects-challenge.html

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