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NJ Could Become Second State to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

 
NJ Could Become Second State to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy
Posted Tuesday, June 25th 2013 @ 1pm  by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – California may soon have an ally in its battle against anti-gay psychological therapy. The New Jersey Assembly voted 56-14 yesterday to ban licensed therapists and social workers from pushing gay and lesbian young people to alter their sexuality, Reuters reports. The state Senate is likely to approve the measure Thursday. It remains to be seen whether Gov. Chris Christie will sign it, but he has criticized such treatment. California has thus far been the only state to outlaw the practice.

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