Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Conversion Therapy: Now Banned in 2 States

You might remember that California banned conversion therapy last year.... well now New Jersey has joined our state in banning the practice of trying to convert gay teens into straight teens.

Governor Chris Christie wrote in his statement defending signing the ban: "“The American Psychological Association has found that efforts to change sexual orientations can pose critical health risks including, but not limited to, depression, substance abuse, social withdrawal, decreased self-esteem and suicidal thoughts. I believe that exposing children to these health risks without clear evidence of benefits that outweigh these serious risks is not appropriate.”

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Well said.

While we celebrate another state taking this step, it is important to note that Chris Christie is rumored to be the front runner of the GOP pack in terms of the 2016 Presidential nominee.

Whether or not taking this sort of stand or telling CNN that he doesn't believe that homosexuality is a sin, will hurt or hinder his chances is something only time will tell.

For now though, bravo!

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