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SPLC Files Fraud Suit Against New Jersey ‘Ex-Gay’ Organization

GavelPost submitted by Eric Cameron, former HRC Digital Media Specialist

The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed suit against a New Jersey-based “ex-gay therapy” organization, accusing the group of consumer fraud for offering dangerous and discredited conversion therapy services.

The plaintiffs – four gay men and two of their parents – claim that Jews Offering New Alternatives to Healing (JONAH) lured them into their services through deceptive practices. They argue the group’s damaging and widely discredited methods should not be marketed under New Jersey consumer protection laws.

In September California Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1172 into law, putting an end to the dangerous and disproved efforts designed to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender expression.

Every major medical and mental health organization in the United States has issued a statement condemning the use of reparative therapy.

Read more about the lies and dangers of reparative therapy.

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