Gay men sue over conversion therapy
A lawsuit contends conversion therapists made false promises to turn gay teens straight.
November 27th, 2012
04:21 PM ET

Gay men sue over conversion therapy

Before Sheldon Bruck told his orthodox Jewish parents he was gay, the teenager looked for a way out of homosexuality.

His search led him to JONAH - Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing - which claimed on its website to help people "struggling with unwanted same-sex sexual attractions."

JONAH co-director Arthur Goldberg promised Bruck, then 17, that "JONAH could help him change his orientation from gay to straight," according to a consumer fraud lawsuit filed Tuesday against JONAH, Goldberg and a JONAH counselor.

"This is the first time that plaintiffs have sought to hold conversion therapists liable in a court of law," said Samuel Wolfe, a lawyer with the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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  1. jack 3

    The goal of all species is to ultimately multiply. This is against reproduction of the human race. If you already love another man then you shouldn't have went there in the first place, the same as a woman who gets into a bad relationship such as a wife beater or man that won't work.

    December 3, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
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