Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand now bans suspect treatments for the alleged treatment of 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 diversion practices in New Zealand, we join 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,” Favoi emphasized. Future practices of up to five years in prison.
“Conversion therapies” are 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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