TRENTON, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie on Monday signed a bill barring licensed therapists from trying to turn gay teenagers straight, making New Jersey the second state to ban so-called conversion therapy, along with California.
The bill passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature with bipartisan support in June. Assemblyman Tim Eustace, who sponsored the bill and is openly gay, described the therapy as “an insidious form of child abuse.”
In a signing note accompanying the bill, Christie said he believes people are born gay and that homosexuality is not a sin. That view is inconsistent with his Catholic faith, which teaches that homosexual acts are sins.
The Republican governor also said the health risks of trying to change a child’s sexual orientation, as identified by the American Psychological Association, outweigh concerns over the government setting limits on parental choice.
SAN JOSE, Calif. —People in Santa Clara County, Calif., will get a new water source in the next few months, but some might not be too thrilled when they find out where it’s coming from.
San Jose children have been playing in recycled fountain water for years, but now, officials said, water that’s pure enough to drink is coming from the same place.
The source for Santa Clara County’s newest, cleanest and virtually limitless water is the sewage treatment plant near Alviso. Later this fall, pre-treated wastewater from the plant will flow into a new $68 million Silicon Valley advanced water purification center.
Though not funneled to your tap just yet, you can bet your bottom dollar that goal is just around the bend.
Hey, my feces just may taste wonderful. And my confidence in government has never been greater.