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13-4429 #75 - Marriage Family Counselors et al Amicus Brief

13-4429 #75 - Marriage Family Counselors et al Amicus Brief

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#75 - Amicus Brief of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-NJ Division, New Jersey Psychological Association, National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Social Workers-NJ Chapter, and New Jersey Psychiatric Association in Support of Defendants-Appellees
#75 - Amicus Brief of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-NJ Division, New Jersey Psychological Association, National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Social Workers-NJ Chapter, and New Jersey Psychiatric Association in Support of Defendants-Appellees

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13-4429
IN THE
United States Court of Appeals
FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT
T
ARA
ING
, E
D
. D. individually and on behalf of her patients; R 
ONALD
 N
EWMAN
,P
H
. D., individually and on behalf of his patients; N
ATIONAL
A
SSOCIATION FOR 
ESEARCH AND
T
HERAPY OF
H
OMOSEXUALITY
, (NARTH); A
MERICAN
A
SSOCIATION OF
C
HRISTIAN
C
OUNSELORS
,
 Appellant,
 —v.— G
OVERNOR OF THE
S
TATE OF
 N
EW
J
ERSEY
; E
RIC
T.
ANEFSKY
, D
IRECTOR OFTHE
 N
EW
J
ERSEY
D
EPARTMENT OF
L
AW AND
P
UBLIC
S
AFETY
: D
IVISION OF
C
ONSUMER 
A
FFAIRS
, in his official capacity; M
ILAGROS
C
OLLAZO
, E
XECUTIVE
D
IRECTOR OF THE
 N
EW
J
ERSEY
B
OARD OF
M
ARRIAGE AND
F
AMILY
T
HERAPY
E
XAMINERS
, in her official capacity; J. M
ICHAEL
W
ALKER 
, E
XECUTIVE
D
IRECTOR OF THE
 N
EW
J
ERSEY
B
OARD OF
P
SYCHOLOGICAL
E
XAMINERS
, in hisofficial capacity; P
AUL
J
ORDAN
, P
RESIDENT OF THE
 N
EW
J
ERSEY
S
TATE
B
OARDOF
M
EDICAL
E
XAMINERS
, in his official capacity; G
ARDEN
S
TATE
E
QUALITY
,
 Appellees.
ON APPEALFROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICTCOURTFOR THE DISTRICTOF NEWJERSEY
BRIEFOF
AMICI CURIAE 
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR MARRIAGE AND FAMILYTHERAPY-NEWJERSEYDIVISION, NEWJERSEYPSYCHOLOGICALASSOCIATION, NATIONALASSOCIATION OFSOCIALWORKERS, NATIONALASSOCIATION OFSOCIALWORKERS, NEWJERSEYCHAPTER, AND NEWJERSEYPSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION SUPPORTINGDEFENDANTS-APPELLEES URGINGAFFIRMANCE
d
T
ANYA
E.
ALIVAS
ENT
A. Y
ALOWITZ
A
RNOLD
& P
ORTER 
LLP399 Park Avenue, 34th Floor  New York, New York 10022(212) 715-1000tanya.kalivas@aporter.comkent.yalowitz@aporter.com
 Attorneys for Amici Curiae: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-New  Jersey Division; New Jersey Psychological  Association; National Association of Social Workers; National Association of Social Workers, New Jersey Chapter; and  New Jersey Psychiatric Association
Case: 13-4429 Document: 003111551813 Page: 1 Date Filed: 03/06/2014
 
 
CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES
Pursuant to Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure 26.1 and 29(c)(1), and Third Circuit Local Appellate Rule 26.1.0,
amici curiae
 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-New Jersey Division; New Jersey Psychological Association; National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Social Workers, New Jersey Chapter; and the New Jersey Psychiatric Association certify that they are non-profit or not-for-profit corporations, or unincorporated associations, with no parent corporations or publicly traded stock.
 Amici
 are aware of no publicly held corporation that has a financial interest in the outcome of the  proceeding. DATED: March 6, 2014 /s/ Tanya E. Kalivas T
ANYA
E.
 
ALIVAS
 
Case: 13-4429 Document: 003111551813 Page: 2 Date Filed: 03/06/2014
 
 
ii
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PARTIES .......................................................... i
 
IDENTITY AND INTEREST OF
 AMICI CURIAE 
 .................................................. 1
 
SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT ................................................................................. 4
 
ARGUMENT ............................................................................................................. 6
 
A.
 
The Challenger Must Meet A High Burden Before A Lawfully Enacted Statute Can Be Held Unconstitutional. ......................................... 6
 
B.
 
The Legislature Analyzed Numerous Scientific Studies Conducted Over Several Decades Showing That SOCE Is Both Ineffectual And Potentially Harmful. ................................................................................... 7
 
1.
 
SOCE Is Grounded In Discredited Notions About The Causes Of Same-Sex Sexual Orientations. ................................................... 7
 
2.
 
Responsible Mental Health Organizations Have Concluded That SOCE Is Both Unnecessary And Puts Patients At Risk Of Significant Harm. ...................................................................... 10
 
3.
 
Apart From The Conclusions Of Professional Organizations, The Legislature Had Additional Evidence Showing That SOCE Provides No Demonstrable Therapeutic Benefit And Puts Patients At Risk Of Significant Harms. ................................. 12
 
C.
 
In Addition To The Overwhelming Body Of Evidence Supporting The Legislative Objectives Of A3771, The Trial Court, In Dismissing Plaintiffs
’ Claims, Had Additional Evidence Supplied
By Expert Witnesses. ................................................................................ 15
 
D.
 
Under Well Established Principles, States Are Permitted To Exercise Their Police Power To Regulate The Health Professions. ....................... 17
 
E.
 
The Legislature Established Clear Boundaries Between Conduct That Is Prohibited And Conduct That Is Not. .......................................... 20
 
1.
 
The Statute Is Not Vague. .............................................................. 20
 
2.
 
The New Jersey Statute Uses Language That Practitioners Understand Because it Comes From An Earlier California Statute. ............................................................................................ 22
 
CONCLUSION ........................................................................................................ 23
 
Case: 13-4429 Document: 003111551813 Page: 3 Date Filed: 03/06/2014

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