The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Monday a challenge to New Jersey’s law blocking minors from receiving so-called gay-conversion therapy.
The justices did not comment on their order, which followed similar action last year leaving California’s therapy ban in place.
Therapists and supporters of sexual-orientation change efforts, represented by Mat Staver and Liberty Counsel, had asked for review of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling upholding the 2013 law signed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
New Jersey lawmakers passed the law out of concern that therapy that tries to change sexual orientation would be harmful to minors and would encourage despair and feelings of rejection.

Here are examples of some of the things they want to ban for being "harmful" !
“Then modern Orthodox high schools were sending their kids to a conversion therapy program. The school psychologist would try to change them from being gay to straight. Their methods included having the kid repeating the verse in the Bible over and over again for 45 minutes. Looking at pictures of AIDS victims and colorectal cancer victims and say ‘this is what comes of homosexual sex.’ Kids were being traumatized. We haven’t heard that lately. Now the complaints kids have is that they don’t hear anybody from the administration using the word ‘gay’, and worry about what would happen if they come out. "Orthodox" high schools are starting to think proactively about it,” says Levovitz. “We’re heading in the "right" direction.”
Mental health associations reject sexual-orientation change efforts after great lobbying, and gay-rights advocates decry the therapy as unscientific and detrimental to people. The #BornPerfect campaign by the National Center for Lesbian Rights wants to see therapy bans nationwide. 
However, therapists who offer the therapy as well as families and youth, say they want the freedom to pursue the therapy.
The 3rd Circuit court challenge, filed by a therapist who is a former lesbian and other therapy supporters, said the therapy benefits youth and others who are confused about their sexuality after being sexually molested. They also say the laws illegally invade the constitutional rights of people to seek the counseling they want.
The case, King v. Governor of New Jersey, 14-672, also noted the paradox of blocking therapy that addresses a person’s unwanted sexual orientation, but permitting therapy that addresses a person’s desire to change their unwanted biological gender.
Both a federal court and the 3rd Circuit panel upheld the New Jersey law, saying it did not violate the free speech or religious rights of people. 
The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality and the American Association of Christian Counselors joined therapists Tara King and Ronald Newman in seeking Supreme Court review.
Garden State Equality, a prominent New Jersey gay rights organization, stood with Mr. Christie in favor of the law.
The District of Columbia joins California and New Jersey in banning the therapy for minors.(washington times) highlights our additions