“The new law communicates to gays and lesbians seeking to conform their lives to their values that they are second-glass [sic] citizens, without the same right to seek help that other people enjoy. It is a right of self-determination that Gov. Christie has shut down. Governor Christie’s decision today violates the individual drive of men and women who no longer want to be tormented by unwanted homosexual desires. They are adults and should be free to seek out help for themselves with government interference.” – Maggie Gallagher, quoted by Buzzfeed’s Chris Geidner, who notes that Gallagher has previously denied backing “ex-gay” torture.
RELATED: Gallagher is now the chairperson of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, which backs “ex-gay” child abuse in New Jersey.
UPDATE: Maggie is denying having said the above quote.
A press release attributed to Maggie Gallagher was released by staff error yesterday without my knowledge or approval. These are not my words nor my sentiments. I will read the bill Chris Christie signed carefully before I issue any statement, if I do.