It becomes the second state to prohibit the practice
A sign protesting gay conversion therapy at a demonstration in Wheaton, Ill. • Image: The Atlantic
New Jersey will now be the second state, after California, to prohibit services from licensed therapists that attempt to change the sexual orientation of minors.
Christie said he is against "government limiting parental choice on the care and treatment of their own children,'' but in this case sided with experts who say conversion therapy doesn't work and is damaging to youth.
The American Psychological Association says the practice can lead to depression, suicidal thoughts and substance abuse in teens.
Via USA TODAY