Chris Christie to sign bill banning "conversion therapy" for gays

“In a signing note accompanying the bill obtained by The Associated Press that will be made public Monday, Christie says he believes people are born gay and homosexuality is not a sin,” the AP reported.

“We hope that his realization, that there is nothing wrong with our LGBT youth — and that there is nothing about them that needs to be fixed — will lead to a further evolution,” Garden State Equality executive director Troy Stevenson

The bill is the second of its type in the nation. The first, passed in California, is currently facing a court challenge. Advocates from Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s LGBT group, say the New Jersey legislation was crafted to avoid the questions underlying that litigation.

The high-profile governor, whose 2016 presidential plans are a topic of regular speculation, is in the midst of a re-election campaign in which a veto would have been used by his Democrat opponent, state Sen. Barbara Buono.