NJ Governor Signs Bill Banning Conversion Therapy; Says He Disagrees With Church’s View of Homosexuality As Sinful

Religious Clause
Howard Friedman

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today signed A 3371 (PDF), a bill that bans licensed mental health, social work and counseling professionals from engaging in in sexual orientation change efforts with a person under 18 years of age. In his signing statement (full text PDF), Christie said that while he is concerned about limiting parental choice, exposing children to the mental health risks of conversion therapy without clear evidence of benefits that outweigh the serious risks is not appropriate.

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