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Tina

“I sought help through talking therapy and overcame panic disorder and unhealthy relationship patterns.” I have been observing the oral submissions being made against the birth certificates bill. As a few of the speakers have already pointed out, sexual abuse can lead to various sexual behaviours in children/adolescence which re-enforce the negative self images developed …

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‘Conversion Therapy’ Bill Will Restrict Personal Autonomy – Legal Opinion

Media Release 29 August 2021 Family First NZ has released a legal opinion on the proposed law to ban ‘conversion therapy’ bill which says that the bill will have a ‘chilling effect’ on freedom of expression concerning gender issues, and will fail in its stated purpose of promoting respectful and open discussions regarding sexuality and …

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Expert says ‘Conversion Therapy’ ban will be “scaring therapists away from troubled adolescents”

A family law and child protection expert says our proposed ‘Conversion Therapy’ ban will scare away therapists – “this is no time for the NZ Parliament to pass legislation that will be understood as seeking to scare therapists away from providing therapy to very troubled adolescents who identify as ‘trans’ or ‘gender diverse’. Patrick Parkinson …

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Claire

“Don’t ban the kinds of help that enabled me to be free, happy and well.” I grew up in a household that was in many ways loving, but my mother also suffered an addiction which deeply affected my father who became very distant as my parents divorced. I first felt same-sex attraction at thirteen, with …

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Bill to ban conversion therapy poses problems for therapists

The Irish Times 9 August 2021 The term “conversion therapy” should send a shiver up the spine of any decent person. As originally practised, it attempts to change a person’s sexual orientation from gay to straight by means such as aversion therapy. This included punishing “undesirable” sexual behaviour with painful and demeaning treatment such as …

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PM admits parents may face charges under conversion therapy’ bill

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern doesn’t rule out parents facing charges under conversion therapy ban NewsHub 9 August 2021 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern isn’t ruling out parents facing prosecution for preventing their children from taking hormone blockers under a law banning conversion practices.  The potential for parents to face charges under the law is the reason …

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Obviously we want to criminalise parents – Bill advocate

Media Release 7 August 2021 Family First NZ says that despite claims of some politicians in Parliament on Thursday, the proposed ‘conversion therapy’ ban will criminalise parents – an effect of the bill which even the Ministry of Justice has acknowledged. On Newstalk ZB on Friday afternoon, Auckland Pride Director and conversion therapy ban supporter …

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