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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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Illinois Senate approves ban on gay conversion therapy; bill heads to governor’s desk

Saturday, May 30, 2015
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The Illinois state Senate on Friday approved a measure to ban therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of LGBT youth. ...

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Gay conversion therapy ban clears Illinois Senate committee

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Illinois state capitol in Springfield.
The measure cleared committee Wednesday evening and now heads to the full chamber. It had passed the House last week. ...

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Gay conversion therapy ban passes Illinois House

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Illinois state capitol in Springfield.
The bill prohibits licensed mental health care providers from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with anyone under the age of 18. ...

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Oregon governor signs bill banning conversion therapy for LGBT youth

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Kate Brown
The measure makes it illegal for social workers or licensed mental health professional to practice therapy treatments purporting to change the sexual orientation of children younger than 18. ...

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