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Advocacy: Anti-LGBT Conversion Therapy

STATUS: Ongoing, National

NCLR has been at the forefront of the effort to protect LGBT minors from these dangerous and discredited practices by mental health providers, which put youth at risk of depression, substance abuse, and suicide. Few practices are more harmful to LGBT young people than anti-LGBT conversion therapy, also known as so-called “reparative therapy,” “ex-gay therapy,”…

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Case: King v. Christie

STATUS: Victory, New Jersey

On August 19, 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed the nation’s second law prohibiting state-licensed therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient under 18 years old. Every leading medical and mental health organization in the country has warned that these practices do not work and put young…

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Featured Policy & Legislation

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Legislation: Assembly Bill 3371

New Jersey

In 2013, NCLR worked with local advocates in New Jersey to pass Assembly Bill 3371—a law modeled off California’s groundbreaking Senate Bill 1172. On August 19, Governor Chris Christie signed the nation’s second law prohibiting state-licensed therapists from practicing anti-LGBT conversion therapy on those under 18 years old. Though every major medical and mental health organization has…

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Legislation: Senate Bill 1172

California

In 2012, NCLR helped draft and pass a groundbreaking law in California that prohibits licensed mental health practitioners from trying to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender expression. Sometimes called “reparative therapy,” these dangerous practices by therapists put youth at risk of severe depression, suicide, and drug and alcohol abuse. Every major medical…

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Press Releases

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August 27, 2014

NCLR Representing Conversion Therapy Survivor who Alleges Sexual Abuse by School Leader After Coming Out

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July 31, 2014

Federal Court Rejects Second Lawsuit Challenging New Jersey Law Prohibiting Conversion Therapy for Minors

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