The New Jersey Assembly has passed a measure by a vote of 56-14 that would ban ex-gay conversion therapy in the state - a measure that is also expected to pass the state Senate on Thursday.
If the bill is signed into law, New Jersey will be the second state to ban the practice, after California.
But, Reuters reports:
Governor Chris Christie in March said he opposed the practice of conversion therapy, but on Monday his office declined to comment on whether he would sign or veto the bill.
If enacted, the measure would ban therapists or social workers from performing therapy that aims to change the sexual orientation of patients under age 18.