“It is a right of self-determination that Gov. Christie has shut down,” Gallagher says of Christie’s decision to sign legislation banning therapy to aimed at changing a minor’s sexual orientation. Update: On Tuesday, Gallagher said that Monday’s statement was “released by staff error yesterday without my knowledge or approval.”
UPDATED: The new California law would ban therapists from engaging in therapy to “change” minors’ sexual orientation. One ruling puts the law on hold for three people who sued, but a second decision keeps the law in effect for others.
The legislation, signed overnight by California Gov. Jerry Brown, is the first of its kind in the country.