New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, according to multiple reports.
The bill passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature with bipartisan support.
Assemblyman Tim Eustace, who sponsored the gay conversion therapy ban and is openly gay, described the therapy as "an insidious form of child abuse."
In a signing note accompanying the bill that will be made public Monday, Christie said he believes people are born gay and that homosexuality is not a sin.
The Republican also said the health risks of trying to change a child's sexual orientation outweigh concerns over the government setting limits on parental choice.