Couple Sues Gov. Chris Christie Because They Can't Force Their Teen Into Ex-Gay Therapy
A mom and dad in New Jersey have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Chris Christie over the state's lauded ban of using the outstandingly discredited "ex gay therapy" on minors. The parents, who remain unnamed in the press for now, are upset that the law prohibits them from forcing their gay 15-year old son into the dangerous (and often deadly) program, and claim their free speech and religious liberties are being violated.
The suit goes on to reveal that the parents claim their young son is suicidal due to unwanted gender identity issues and same-sex attraction.
Gov. Christie signed the ban on "conversion therapy" into law back in August. "I believe that exposing children to these health risks without clear evidence of benefits that outweigh these serious risks is not appropriate,” he said at the time.