The Texas Republican Party on Saturday approved a platform which endorses therapies aimed at altering the sexual orientation of people from gay to straight.

According to the AP, officials cut off debate on the language which had been added earlier in the week by calling for full approval of the platform before opponents were allowed to speak.

The new plank recognizes “the legitimacy and efficacy of counseling, which offers reparative therapy and treatment for those patients seeking healing and wholeness for their homosexual lifestyle. No laws or executive orders shall be imposed to limit or restrict access to this type of therapy.”

Calling such treatments harmful, California and New Jersey lawmakers have outlawed so-called “reparative” therapy to minors. A handful of other states are considering following suit.

Cathie Adams, head of Texas Eagle Forum, spearheaded the endorsement, calling it a “freedom issue.”

“If a person chooses counseling, then it should be made available,” she told CNN, adding that she does not think “homosexuals are born as homosexuals.”

People “can definitely choose their lifestyles,” Adams said.

The American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association oppose gay conversion therapy.

LGBT GOP groups Log Cabin Republicans and Metroplex Republicans were successful in removing language from the platform which described “the practice of homosexuality” as “tearing at the fabric of society” and “contributing to the breakdown of the family unit.”

(Related: Texas GOP considers removing anti-gay language from platform.)