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Parents Fail in NJ ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

Parents Fail in NJ ban on Gay Conversion Therapy
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A state federal judge has struck down a lawsuit challenging New Jersey’s ban on “sexual orientation change efforts” or SOCE, as they are referred to in court. This is the second time in nine months a judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a practice called conversion therapy.

The lawsuit was made by a couple who felt that the ban was in violation of rights promised in the constitution, specifically freedom of speech and freedom of religion. They wanted to enroll their 15-year-old son in the practice that tries to “convert” or “cure” individuals from homosexuality. U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson ruled Thursday that the claims were not valid, according to the Associated Press.

Time Magazine reports that currently California and New Jersey are the only two states with a ban in place to outlaw therapy aimed at converting minors from homosexuality.

 

Montclair State values other criteria over SAT and ACT

Montclair State values other criteria over SAT and ACT
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The four-year New Jersey college has now made it optional for students to send in standardized test scores.

According to NorthJersey.com, the university has chos...

The Chatham Bookseller - Keeper of the Flame

The Chatham Bookseller - Keeper of the Flame
BY JOHN ESPOSITO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The enjoyment derived from reading books is a personal experience. Those small objects we hold in our hands represent more than just things. Books stir ...

UPDATE: Middletown wedding brawl almost turned into riot

UPDATE: Middletown wedding brawl almost turned into riot
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

This Sunday in Middletown, instead of wedding bells, a new couple was welcomed with the sound of police sirens when a brawl of around 300 guests broke out during t...

NJ drops in rankings as suitable state to raise children despite strong grade for education

NJ drops in rankings as suitable state to raise children despite strong grade for education
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey recently dropped in the rankings for best state to raise children in. The Garden state fell from fifth place to eighth in the newest report listed in th...

NJ father arrested for dropping off gun at day care with daughter

NJ father arrested for dropping off gun at day care with daughter
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A handgun was found in the baby bag of a 11-month-old girl by a worker at a Camden day care center.

According to Toronto Sun, police arrested the father of the g...

Victim laid down in front of NJ Transit train

Victim laid down in front of NJ Transit train
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Officials of NJ Transit revealed that the death Monday afternoon in Paterson seems likely to have been a suicide attempt.

NJ Transit told northjersey.com that the e...

People not deterred from living in unhappiest cities of U.S.

People not deterred from living in unhappiest cities of U.S.
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A new report shows just about the unhappiest places you can live in the U.S., yet studies show people are still willing to live there.

According to UBC News, res...

Why Doesn’t New Jersey Have Death Penalty?

Why Doesn’t New Jersey Have Death Penalty?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey repealed the death penalty in 2007, becoming the first state to abolish executions since Iowa and West Virginia did so in 1965.

But a New Jersey assemblyman b...

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