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NEW JERSEY: Liberty Counsel Files Appeal Of "Ex-Gay" Torture Ban

In early November, the Liberty Counsel lost its court battle to overturn New Jersey's ban on the "ex-gay" torture of LGBT youth. Yesterday they filed an appeal with the Third Circuit Court.
“A3371 is far more scandalous than the George Washington Bridge lane closure,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Gov. Christie signed a bill that blocks licensed counselors from providing and young people from receiving any counsel to change unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, mannerisms, or identity. This law is causing immediate harm to young people and to licensed counselors,” said Staver. “A3371 invades the sacrosanct relationship between counselor and client by prohibiting therapeutic conversations that assist a minor to reduce or eliminate unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or identity while permitting conversations that affirm or approve them,” Staver told the court in the brief.
Liberty Counsel's appeal was filed on behalf of the "ex-gay" group NARTH. Curiously, the brief does not mention former NARTH leader George Rekers, who was busted in 2010 as he returned from a ten day European vacation with a young male prostitute. Read the appeal.

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