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New Jersey becomes second US state to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy

New Jersey becomes second US state to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy

Chris Christie

New Jersey is set to become the second US state to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy today (19 August).

Governor Chris Christie is planning to sign the bill barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay minors straight.

The Garden State is the second to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy after California last year.

While gay rights activists were pleased the bill passed both houses of the legislature with bi-partison support in June, they were unsure the governor would sign the bill due to his Catholic faith.

‘Governor Christie does not believe in conversion therapy,’ his spokesman told a relieved LGBT community.

‘[He believes] people’s sexual orientation is determined at birth’.

Exodus International, the world’s largest Christian group devoted to ‘gay cures’, closed its doors and apologized to the LGBT community in June.

‘Please know that I am deeply sorry. I am sorry for the pain and hurt many of you have experienced. I am sorry that some of you spent years working through the shame and guilt you felt when your attractions didn’t change,’ President Alan Chambers said, who admitted he was still attracted to men.

Nearly every mainstream worldwide health organization, including the American Psychiatric Association, views ‘gay cure’ therapy and dangerous to a person’s mental health.