By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog
The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals has declared that a ban on conversion therapy in the Garden State does not violate the First Amendment rights of minors and their parents, Save Jerseyans, turning back a challenge to the law based primarily on the Free Exercise Clause.
You can read the full 3-0 opinion in John Doe vs. Governor of NJ right here.
Three U.S. jurisdictions – New Jersey, California, and the District of Columbia – have outright bans in place; 18 other states are presently debating similar measures.
Governor Chris Christie signed the bill banning New Jersey-based conversion therapy back in August 2013.