In vielen Ländern sind Konversionstherapien bereits verboten. Neuseeland gehört nun auch dazu. (Archivbild) Foto: picture alliance / dpa

Campaign pledge: Homosexuality: New Zealand bans diversion practices – Politics

In many countries, “conversion therapies” have already been banned. New Zealand is now one of them. (archive photo) Photo: Photo Alliance / dpa


In many countries, “conversion therapies” that are supposed to treat homosexuality have been banned. Jacinda Ardern has now kept her election promise in New Zealand.

Wellington – New Zealand now bans shady treatments that supposedly treat homosexuality. A law to that effect was passed by Parliament in Wellington on Tuesday.

And this is how Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made good on her 2020 election promise. “Divergent practices have no place in modern New Zealand,” said Justice Minister Chris Favoy. Talk about a “great day” for the LGBTQ community in the Pacific nation.

Ban with a clear message

“By banning conversion practices in New Zealand, we are joining other countries around the world in sending a clear message that all people – including young people – deserve protection, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression,” Favoy emphasized. . Future practices of up to five years in prison.

“Conversion therapy” is already banned in many countries, including Canada, France and Israel. Germany decided to introduce a partial ban in 2020. Since then, these “treatments” have been completely banned for minors and adults under certain conditions.

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