A couple in New Jersey is suing Governor Chris Christie over his signing of a bill that bans so-called conversion therapy, claiming it is an unconstitutional intervention by the state in how they raise their son. According to Troy Stevenson, Executive Director of Garden State Equality, the lawsuit is unfortunate, but not surprising:
"When we began advocating for this legislation, we anticipated a small but vocal minority would want to continue this horrible and abusive practice. However, every reputable expert in the world has disavowed the practice of sexual orientation change efforts. It is vital that people learn to accept their children for who they are rather than subjecting them to disproven junk-science that does nothing but inflict horrific emotional damage on our youth.”
Read more about the story at the Washington Post.