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Jury in New Jersey says ‘gay conversion’ therapy was a fraud

Thursday, June 25, 2015
David Dinielli delivers the opening statements for the plaintiff in a fraud trial against Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, (JONAH) Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J.
A nonprofit organization that claimed its so-called "conversion therapy" would turn gay men straight violated the state's consumer fraud act, a jury found Thursday in a civil trial. ...

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Jury to begin deliberations in New Jersey ‘gay conversion’ therapy trial

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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The lawsuit filed in 2012 accuses Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH) of violating New Jersey's consumer fraud laws by promising to turn gays into heterosexuals. ...

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Head of ‘gay conversion’ therapy group testifies he believes homosexuality is a spiritual disorder

Monday, June 8, 2015
Defendant Arthur Goldberg, co-director of Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, listens to opening statements in the trial against JONAH, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J.
Arthur Goldberg testified he believes homosexuality is a spiritual disorder and a condition caused by emotional wounds occurring in childhood and adolescence that can be cured through a "gender-affirming" process. ...

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Plaintiff in lawsuit against ‘gay conversion’ practitioners describes therapy methods

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Benjamin Unger is sworn in as a witness in the trial against Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, (JONAH) Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Jersey City, N.J. The nonprofit New Jersey based group, who promised to turn gays heterosexual with so-called gay conversion therapy, are being sued by Unger and three other plaintiffs for fraud.
One of four plaintiffs who sued a nonprofit that promised to turn them from gay to straight wept on the witness stand Wednesday as he described cutting off contact with his mother after being told she was the cause of ...

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Jury to hear opening arguments in New Jersey ‘gay conversion’ trial

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Four men and two of their mothers are suing the organization Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing (JONAH), a nonprofit that offers "gay conversion" therapy, under New Jersey's consumer fraud laws. ...

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New Jersey trial on gay conversion therapy set to begin

Monday, June 1, 2015
Southern Poverty Law Center Plaintiffs Benjamin Unger and Chaim Levin
Jurors are expected to hear testimony this week in a lawsuit that claims a nonprofit violated state consumer fraud laws when it offered treatment it said would turn gays into heterosexuals by, among other methods, having them spend more time ...

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N.J. judge: Gay conversion therapy group can’t claim homosexuality is a disorder

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Protesters demonstrate outside a gathering for the  National Association For Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2013.
A judge in New Jersey has ruled that claims by a gay conversion therapy group that describe homosexuality as a curable mental disorder are fraud. ...

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N.J. judge excludes key ‘conversion therapy’ experts in consumer fraud case

Saturday, February 7, 2015
Southern Poverty Law Center Plaintiffs Benjamin Unger and Chaim Levin
A New Jersey judge has ruled that several prominent proponents of gay-to-straight conversion therapy will not be allowed to testify in a consumer-fraud case against a conversion therapy organization. ...

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N.J. judge: Conversion therapy practitioners could be liable for damages

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Southern Poverty Law Center Plaintiffs Benjamin Unger and Chaim Levin
JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- A judge has ruled that a New Jersey conversion therapy organization is potentially liable for the costs to repair the damage it inflicted on four young people by using discredited therapy it claimed can convert people ...

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