Judge dismisses lawsuit against N.J. gay-to-straight conversion therapy ban
Here’s what’s basically an update to a story I did about a week ago.
The court did its job and told the bigots to go pound sand. The forces of enlightenment and tolerance have triumphed over bigotry. Homophobic parents will not be able to make their kids go through harmful “therapy” designed to “cure” homosexuality now in new Jersey! This also means that other similar laws in other states should get passed in the not too distant future.
This is cause for a celebration!
TRENTON — A federal judge today dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of New Jersey’s newly enacted ban on gay-to-straight conversion therapy for minors, saying the law does not violate anyone’s freedom of speech or religion.
Days after Gov. Chris Christie signed the law in August, the lawsuit was filed on behalf of Tara King, a therapist in Brick, Ronald Newman, a therapist in Linwood, the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, and the American Association for of Christian Counselors.
They argued the law violated their responsibility to their clients who wanted the treatment. They also contend the terms “sexual orientation” and the phrase “sexual orientation change efforts” are too vague to be understood and enforced.