NEW JERSEY: State Assembly Votes Overwhelmingly To Ban "Ex-Gay" Therapy
The New Jersey Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to outlaw "ex-gay" therapy, setting the state on course to join California in banning the brainwashing of LGBT youth. IF Christie signs the bill.
The bill passed by a 56-14 vote, with seven abstentions, and it was expected to be adopted by the state Senate in a vote on Thursday. Governor Chris Christie in March said he opposed the practice of conversion therapy, but on Monday his office declined to comment on whether he would sign or veto the bill. If enacted, the measure would ban therapists or social workers from performing therapy that aims to change the sexual orientation of patients under age 18. Currently, California is the only U.S. state to outlaw the practice. But, a federal appeals court has put that law's implementation on hold while it weighs the issue.New Jersey's bill is opposed by the usual crackpots.