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Why Science Doesn’t Support Bans on Gay Orientation Therapy

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Why Science Doesn’t Support Bans on Gay Orientation Therapy — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently signed Assembly Bill 3371, which forbids licensed professional counselors in the state to “engage in sexual orientation change efforts with a person under 18 years of age.” He cited the American Psychological Association for support.  It is unfortunate that both the legislature and the governor failed to recognize, however, that even professional organizations can fall prey to political pressure and ideological bias—as has certainly been the case with the APA on the issue of homosexuality.

 
 
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