Gov. Christie 's Indecision on Ban of Gay 'Conversion Therapy'
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, March 23, 2013, 05:24 PM EDT
On Monday, the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens committee voted on a bill that would ban 'gay conversion therapy' in New Jersey. When asked about the legislation, Governor Christie stated that he was 'of two minds' on the law and undecided on whether he would sign it. After 24 hours of intense pressure from groups across New Jersey and a slate of negative news articles, Governor Christie still has not offered an opinion on the bill.
In case you missed it, below is a collection of stories covering Governor Christie's indecision on banning the outrageous practice of gay therapy.
Christie indecision on gay conversion therapy ignites opponents
Matt Katz, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
The unlikely issue of gay conversion therapy for children was injected into the New Jersey governor's race Thursday, with Republican Gov. Christie ultimately saying he opposed the controversial practice.
Still, Christie would not commit to signing a bill - cosponsored by his likely gubernatorial opponent, State Sen. Barbara Buono (D., Middlesex) - that would forbid licensed counselors from trying to change the sexual orientation of minors.
Christie opposes conversion therapy but will he sign a ban into law?
CNN // Kevin Liptak
"His intolerance has no place in our state," Buono said on a conference call, adding later: "The governor said he doesn't know much about gay conversion therapy. But I don't know how much more you need to know."
His remarks are simply a pattern of cowing to national Republicans, Buono alleged.