A lawsuit was filed in New Jersey on Tuesday against groups that say they can help gay people be straight. A University of Utah student and LDS Church member is among the four plaintiffs who claim they were defrauded and endangered by conversion therapy. Proponents of “reparative therapy” insist that it can help reverse homosexuality. Critics say it can lead to severe depression, anxiety and even suicide. Wednesday, we’re asking whether gay conversion therapy is “quackery” or a legitimate treatment.
- David Pruden, President of Evergreen International
- Samuel Wolfe, Staff Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center
- Michael Ferguson, Plaintiff in lawsuit against gay conversion therapy groups
- Jack Drescher, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, past chair of the American Psychiatric Association's Committee on GLB Issues