NJ Couple Sues Chris Christie Over Gay Conversion Therapy Ban

chris-christieIn a stunning development, the outlawing of gay conversion therapy in New Jersey is somehow impugning the rights of the straight people who reside there. The nerve of us.

CBS New York, the NY Daily News, and the Associated Press are reporting that a New Jersey couple is suing recently re-elected NJ Governor Chris Christie over the ban on gay conversion therapy that was recently signed into law by the NJ state senate.  The ban is being challenged by an as yet unnamed couple who is seeking to get treatment for their 15 year old son, who they claim suffers from “unwanted gender identity disorder and unwanted same-sex attractions.”

These two freedom fighters allege that the law violates their freedom of speech and free exercise of religion since they’re unable to seek “treatment” for the poor kid who’s unlucky enough to have them as parents.

What is the world coming to? First, NJ banned gay conversion therapy that has been repeatedly proven to be a barbaric, homophobic, psychologically damaging joke and some are up in arms. Next thing you know, they’ll be approving gay marriage. Oh, wait…

There are no winners in this case, only losers, especially the poor kid who will undoubtedly soon be shipped to one of the many wacko conversion therapy centers that are still allowed to exist in this country.

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  • manonyme

    well, i think we all knew he would win this election. it was a good thing tht he banned gay reparative treatment, but bad, however, tht he maintained his opposition to gays; saying tht he doesn’t feel tht homosexuality is ‘right’.
    i think most in gov should read stephen hobbes’ leviathan. i would hope that would shed some light on how we should/can live together…

    Btw, has anyone seen or heard from his lap band?? i thought the weight was supposed to go in the opposite direction after surgery??

  • 2eo

    @manonyme: You misheard, he didn’t get a gastric band, it was literally “Lap Banned”, he barred himself from running.

  • BJ McFrisky

    May I commend author Rob Smith for not turning this story into a referendum on Christie’s weight.

    However, regarding the comments . . . it seems this site can’t publish a story about Christie without some petulant little girl slamming him for his size. Will the same fat jokes be thrown around when Hillary is running for POTUS? No, I have a suspicion that you guys will then suddenly be in defense of the overweight. You’re just foolish if you think your hypocrisy goes unnoticed.

    @manonyme: His doctor says he’s steadily losing weight, and he’s noticeably been shrinking. Besides just being snarky and catty, what’s your evidence to the contrary?

  • tdx3fan

    I really love that this case will bring Christie’s name into the spotlight as someone who supported a ban on conversion therapy. That will be a major sticking point when the religious nutcase whackos go into the primary booth and choose their candidate.

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