New Jersey Senate to Consider Banning 'Reparative Therapy'
BY Neal Broverman
March 18 2013 11:08 AM ET
New Jersey lawmakers are set to debate banning so-called conversion therapy, which attempts to turn gay people straight.
A state Senate committee will hear testimony on the issue on Monday. LGBT activist Troy Stevenson is expected to describe the experiences of an individual who committed suicide after going through "reparative therapy." Organizations catering to young LGBT people are expected to speak out against the practice. Some conservative opponents of the ban, including the New Jersey Family Policy Council, say it will infringe on parents' rights.
California became the first state to ban "conversion therapy" when it did so last year.
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