Articles Tagged with conversion therapy

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The New Zealand government announced Sunday that it will pass legislation banning conversion therapy practices in the country by the end of this year or February next year at the latest. Minister of Justice Kris Faafoi confirmed that the Ministry of Justice is drafting a new piece of legislation to effect the change by making [...]

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Friday that bans on conversion therapy violate the First Amendment. Plaintiff-appellants Robert Otto and Julie Hamilton provided what they call “sexual orientation change efforts” (SOCE) through talk therapy until Palm Beach County and the City of Boca Raton banned conversion therapy in 2017. The [...]

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The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Legislative Assembly passed the Sexuality and Gender Identity Conversion Practices Bill on Thursday, banning the practice of conversion therapy on LGBTQ persons. Sexuality or gender identity conversion practices are “treatment or other practice the purpose, or purported purpose, of which is to change a person’s sexuality or gender identity.” However, [...]

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The Mexico City Congress has approved a bill reforming the city’s penal code to criminalize conversion therapy. The reform seeks to penalize practitioners of conversion therapy, and the relevant provision in the Code specifies “the criminalization of contracts, treatments, therapies or services, tasks or activities that pretend to correct the sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression [...]

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Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti introduced a bill to the Canadian House of Commons on Monday to criminalize sexual orientation conversion therapy programs. The bill would amend the Criminal Code to criminalize conversion therapy for all minors, including removing a child from Canada with the intention of subjecting the child [...]

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A judge for the US District Court for the District of Maryland on Friday dismissed claims against § 1-212.1 of the Health Occupations Article of the Maryland Code banning sexual orientation conversion therapy on minors. Christopher Doyle, the plaintiff and a therapist, alleged that this ban violated his First Amendment rights to speech, to receive [...]

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German Health Minister Jens Spahn announced plans Tueday to write a new law banning conversion therapy. The new law would ban the practice of conversion therapy, which has been widely discredited by medical professionals. Currently, Germany experiences about 1,000 attempts at conversion therapy every year involving coaches, therapists and in some cases exorcisms. Under the [...]

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Maine Governor Janet Mills on Wednesday signed a bill prohibiting licensed professionals from administering conversion therapy to minors, becoming the seventeenth state in the US to ban the practice. The bill forbids “advertising, offering and administering of therapy designed to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, also known as conversion therapy, to individuals [...]

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