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New Jersey poised to ban harmful ‘ex-gay’ therapy

By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) – The New Jersey Assembly voted on Monday to ban so-called conversion therapy, taking a step toward becoming the second U.S. state to prohibit licensed therapists from counseling gay and lesbian youths to change their sexual orientation The bill passed by a 56-14 vote, with seven…

Gov. Christie: Vetoing same sex marriage bill ‘the right thing to do’

Appearing on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, which will air Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended his decision to veto legislation that would have granted same sex couples all the marriage rights afforded to heterosexual couples. The bill, the Marriage Equality and Religious Exemption Act, was approved by the New…

New Jersey passes marriage equality bill

The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday passed legislation to that would allow same sex couples to marry despite a veto threat from Republican Gov. Chris Christie. “The ‘freedom to marry’ belongs to all Americans regardless of race, creed or sexual orientation,” Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D) said. “In a society based…

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