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Senator Buono on Governor Christie’s Comments on Legislation to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

( MARCH 21, 2013)New Brunswick, N.J.– Today, State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono issued the following statement in response to Governor Christie’s statement that he was ‘of two minds’ and undecided on legislation to ban gay conversion therapy.

"Gay children don't need to be 'cured,' they need to be loved and accepted for who they are, just like ALL of our children. Yet, Governor Christie says he's 'of two minds' on banning gay conversion therapy, a cruel and damaging process of trying to shame children into being someone they're not. It's an outrageous practice and it has no place in New Jersey. That Governor Christie would dignify this shameful practice is disgusting. I urge all New Jerseyans who value equality to speak out and make clear to Governor Christie that his intolerance has no place in our state."