NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An attorney for a New Jersey couple says he’ll appeal the dismissal of a lawsuit that challenged the state’s ban on gay conversion therapy.

The suit was filed by the unnamed couple and their teenage son last year. It claimed their constitutional rights were being violated because the ban prevents them from seeking treatment for their son.

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A federal judge in New Jersey tossed the lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on gay conversion therapy for the second time in nine months on Thursday.

Attorney Demetrios Stratis says he will appeal the ruling to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.

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Last November, the same judge dismissed another challenge to the law filed by a group of plaintiffs that included two licensed therapists who practice what is called “sexual orientation change efforts.

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