UPDATE: Final vote on ‘Conversion Therapy’ ban in Parliament

On Tuesday evening 15th February, MPs will be holding the final vote on a new law which will ban ‘conversion therapy’. All New Zealanders should be protected from coercive, abusive or involuntary psychological or spiritual practices. However, there is no evidence that harmful ‘conversion therapy’ practices are still occurring in New Zealand. Even the Ministry of Justice’s advice to the Government admitted that. That’s good news.  But are you aware of the legal effects of this new law? Here is a summary to help you understand how this flawed law could criminalise parents, counsellors, carers, teachers and faith groups.  Download pdf version here.

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