Amicus Brief

Amicus Brief

IHF Files Supplemental Amicus Brief Against New Jersey's Change Therapy Ban

Earlier this week, attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), on behalf of International Healing Foundation, filed a supplemental Amicus Brief at the request of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in the Sexual Orientation Change Effort (SOCE) case (King v. Christie) to overturn New Jersey's law banning licensed counselors from providing help to minors who seek to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions.

The Court issued an order directing that a supplemental brief should be filed to address two questions: First, is ‘talk therapy’ the type of speech known as ‘professional speech?’ And second, if it is, how much protection should it have under the First Amendment?

ADF answered the question in the brief. First, ‘talk therapy’ is ‘professional speech.” Second, it is entitled to great First Amendment protection.



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