(Bergen County News-Record) Assemblyman Tim Eustace on Thursday announced plans to introduce legislation that would ban the controversial practice known as “conversion therapy” aimed at changing the sexual orientation of minors, a measure similar to one that recently passed the California State Assembly overwhelmingly.

Eustace noted that the practice has been condemned by the three of the leading mental health associations – the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association and the American Psychiatric Association, among other groups – as well as one of the nation’s leading psychiatrists – Dr. Robert Spitzer – who initially published a study supporting the practice nearly a dozen years ago.

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