N.J. fight on gay conversion therapy has Gov. Christie in a tight spot

Mar 22, 2013 Read more: www.csmonitor.com 8

A proposal to ban gay conversion therapy in New Jersey has put Gov. Chris Christie, a possible 2016 GOP contender, in the spotlight at a time when many in the US, and in the Republican Party, appear to be reevaluating their stance on gays and gay marriage.

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Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#1 Mar 22, 2013
The solution to Governor Christie's problem is to become a Democrat

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Mar 22, 2013
He should do the right thing which is to ban the descredited so-called "conversion therapy". This should be a no-brainer.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#3 Mar 23, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
He should do the right thing which is to ban the descredited so-called "conversion therapy". This should be a no-brainer.
It should be, but you don't have to at least pretend to kowtow to the religious right in the Republican party. They are heavily invested in these so-called therapy programs and to denounce conversion is tantamount to denouncing God. He's still trying to jockey his pudgy butt into the conversation for 2016 and the last thing he needs is to be labelled a RINO or worse.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#4 Mar 23, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>It should be, but you don't have to at least pretend to kowtow to the religious right in the Republican party. They are heavily invested in these so-called therapy programs and to denounce conversion is tantamount to denouncing God. He's still trying to jockey his pudgy butt into the conversation for 2016 and the last thing he needs is to be labelled a RINO or worse.
That horrible quackery has kept Michele Bachmann's huge fat mincing husband in Ralph Lauren for decades.

Of course they don't want to end that money train, pretending to change the unchangeable. It is like opening a clinic to change eye color or height. It ain't gonna happen EVER, despite the poor client pouring untold thousands of dollars into it.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#6 Mar 23, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>That horrible quackery has kept Michele Bachmann's huge fat mincing husband in Ralph Lauren for decades.
Of course they don't want to end that money train, pretending to change the unchangeable. It is like opening a clinic to change eye color or height. It ain't gonna happen EVER, despite the poor client pouring untold thousands of dollars into it.
We know it doesn't work, but as long as they say that God says it does... Therein lies the problem.
Demetrius

United States

#7 Mar 23, 2013
I don't think homosexuals should be allowed to have unprotected sex with children.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#9 Mar 23, 2013
I don't think Demetrius shoul share his sordid (and illegal) fantasies on this board.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#10 Mar 23, 2013
It Democrats want to neuter Cristie's chances at the Republican nomination (I'm not entirely convinced they should), they could knock him out by overriding his vetoes of same-sex marriage and prohibition of reparative therapy.

Look how the conservatives hated Romney for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, despite his single-minded efforts to stop it. Cristie could afford to lose one veto fight, but they will never forgive him for losing two.

Or the Democrats could really kick him to the curb by accepting his offer to put marriage equality on the ballot in 2014. When the ballot measure succeeds, Cristie will own it like Obama owns healthcare.

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