This is pure political spectacle on Christie’s part. There is no substantive evidence that homosexuality is genetic, and the evidence is heavily on the side of it NOT being genetic. That means it is a learned, nurtured behavior.
To say that no one can help these poor souls escape some prior coercion that opened them to a behavior that will kill them a decade or two earlier than the larger population is an abomination.
Christie might think he’s playing to some libertarian streak in the republican party, but I guarantee you that they, too, know this is a destructive behavior.
Some have evidence that alcoholism/addiction also has some genetic component.
Will Christie sign a bill that forbids treatment of alcoholics/addicts?
He is a total idiot!
Christie is just following orders from his new buddy - 0
“Will Christie sign a bill that forbids treatment of alcoholics/addicts?”
No, but I’m sure he’ll see that the state foots the bill of every inmate who wants to mutilate their genitals and undergo “gender reassignment surgery.”
Actually the libertarians will be even more bothered by Christie's actions. Regardless of what anyone thinks about a particular form of talk therapy, what right does the government have to ban it? Put another way, shouldn't a psychologist and a patient be able to talk about anything they want to behind closed doors?
To the maximum extent possible, outside of fraudulent activities, why should government limit what medical treatments people can seek? Particularly when the activities involved are essentially just speech.