Ban signed by governor on gay conversion therapy in New Jersey

08/21/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

New Jersey – The governor of New Jersey has signed a ban on gay conversion therapy. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Republican Gov. Chris Christie signed the bill on Monday, prohibiting efforts by licensed therapists to turn teenagers who are gay straight.

New Jersey is the second state to enact the ban on this type of therapy, with California having been the first.

Christie is quoted by the AP as stating of the health risks associated with trying to change a person’s sexual orientation, “I believe that exposing children to these health risks without clear evidence of benefits that outweigh these serious risks is not appropriate.”

The measure received bipartisan support when it passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature in June.

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – New Jersey Legal News.

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