BREAKING: SPLC wins groundbreaking lawsuit

Just hours ago, we won a landmark court victory in the fight for LGBT rights and acceptance.

After a three-week trial, a jury in New Jersey agreed with us that JONAH – a group promoting gay-to-straight “conversion therapy” – violated that state’s consumer fraud law by claiming it could change someone’s sexual orientation.

Our case exposed conversion therapy for what it is – an abusive scam that our expert witness called “a form of sexual abuse.”

It put to rest the idea that LGBT people suffer from a mental disorder and should be “cured.”

We’ve made history today. This is the first verdict ever to proclaim that conversion therapy is a fraud.

I couldn’t be prouder of our legal staff and our clients for speaking out against this practice – one that inflicts harm on too many young people and stigmatizes the LGBT community.

This victory belongs to all of us. Thank you for supporting our work.

Sincerely,
Richard Cohen
President, Southern Poverty Law Center

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