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Attorney: Appeal coming in NJ gay conversion suit


NEWARK  (AP) — An attorney for a New Jersey couple says he’ll appeal the dismissal of a lawsuit that challenged the state’s ban on gay conversion therapy.

The suit was filed by the unnamed couple and their teenage son last year. It claimed their constitutional rights were being violated because the ban prevents them from seeking treatment for their son.

A federal judge in Trenton dismissed the lawsuit in a ruling released Thursday.

Attorney Demetrios Stratis says he will appeal the ruling to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.

The court is considering an appeal in another challenge to New Jersey’s law filed by a group that includes two licensed therapists who practice the therapy. A ruling in that case is pending.

 

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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