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The Legislature finds and declares that: a.
Being lesbiahs, gay, or bisexual is not a disease, disorder, illness, deficiency, or shortcoming. The major professional associations of mental lesbian practitioners and researchers in the United States have recognized this fact for nearly 40 years; b. The task force conducted a systematic review of peer-reviewed journal literature on sexual orientation change efforts, and issued a report in The task force concluded that sexual orientation change efforts can pose critical health risks to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, including confusion, depression, guilt, helplessness, hopelessness, shame, social withdrawal, suicidality, substance abuse, stress, disappointment, self-blame, decreased self-esteem and authenticity to others, increased self-hatred, hostility and blame toward parents, feelings of anger and betrayal, loss of friends and potential romantic partners, problems in sexual and emotional intimacy, sexual dysfunction, high-risk sexual behaviors, a feeling of being dehumanized and untrue to self, a jN of faith, and a sense of having wasted time lesians resources; c.
Many patients who have undergone reparative therapy relate that they were inaccurately told that homosexuals are lonely, unhappy individuals who never achieve acceptance or satisfaction. Sexual orientation conversion therapies assume that homosexual orientation is both pathological and freely chosen.
There is no empirical evidence adult homosexuality can be prevented if gender nonconforming children are influenced to be more gender lesbianns. Indeed, there is no medically valid basis for attempting to prevent homosexuality, which is not an illness. On the contrary, such efforts may encourage family rejection and undermine self-esteem, connectedness and caring, important protective factors against suicidal ideation and attempts.
Minors who experience family rejection based on their sexual orientation face especially serious health risks. In one study, lesbian, gay, and bisexual young adults who reported higher levels of family rejection during adolescence were 8.
This is documented by Caitlin Ryan et al. New Jersey has a compelling interest in protecting the physical and psychological well-being of minors, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, and in protecting its minors against exposure to serious harms caused by sexual orientation change efforts. A person who is d to provide professional counseling under Title 45 of the Revised Statutes, including, but not limited to, a psychiatrist, d practicing psychologist, certified social worker, d clinical social worker, d social worker, d marriage and family therapist, certified psychoanalyst, or a person who performs counseling as part of the person's lesbian training for any of these professions, shall not engage in sexual orientation change efforts with a person under 18 years of age.
This act shall take effect immediately.