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New Zealand government promises to ban conversion therapy

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New Zealand’s Minister of Justice has reaffirmed the government’s pledge to ban conversion therapy. Conversion therapy is an inhumane act that traumatises its subject in a degrading effort to forcefully change a person’s sexual orientation.

The country’s leading Labour government made a public vow last year to do better and support the LGBTQ+ community. In a statement, Minister of Justice  Kris Faafoi emphasised the government’s plan prioritise banning conversion therapy: “The Government has work underway to develop policy which will bring legislation to Parliament by the middle of this year and with the aim of having a ban passed into law by the end of this year, or by February 2022 – at the latest.” Faafoi said the New Zealand government

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