New Zealand Bans LGBT+ Conversion Therapy

New Zealand has passed legislation banning conversion therapy based on a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

The Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill was passed almost unanimously with 112 votes in favour and eight votes opposed, ITV reports.

The government said the legislation will prevent the harm conversion therapies cause to LGBT+ people, as well as “provide an avenue for redress, and uphold the human rights of all New Zealanders to live free from discrimination”.

“This is a great day for New Zealand’s rainbow communities,” Minister of Justice Kris Faafoi said.

“Conversion practices have no place in modern New Zealand.”

Original article by ITV, February 15, 2022.


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