Culture

New Zealand Passes Legislation Banning Conversion Therapy

Offenders can be subject to five years of imprisonment.

By
725 Hypes

New Zealand Passes Legislation Banning Conversion Therapy

Offenders can be subject to five years of imprisonment.

New Zealand‘s parliament passed legislation on Tuesday against acts of conversion therapy, which involve forcibly changing one’s gender identity or sexual orientation.

“This is a great day for rainbow communities,” Minister of Justice Kris Faafoi said. He continued: “Conversion practices have no place in modern New Zealand.” With nearly 107,000 public submissions on the bill, the highest number received on any legislation — offenders are subject to up to five years of imprisonment.  The legislation also details what entails conversion therapy, and aims to protect forms of expression not intended to suppress a person’s gender identity.

The movement has gained momentum globally. Canada’s parliament unanimously passed a similar bill last year, whereas several U.S. states prohibit the practice to some extent.

Read Full Article
Source
Cnn
Share this article

What to Read Next

The UK's Gay Conversion Therapy Ban Excludes Transgender Folks
Culture

The UK's Gay Conversion Therapy Ban Excludes Transgender Folks

A leaked official document tells all.
407 Hypes

Florida Legislature Passes "Don’t Say Gay" Bill, Banning LGBTQ+ Discussions in Schools
Culture

Florida Legislature Passes "Don’t Say Gay" Bill, Banning LGBTQ+ Discussions in Schools

A huge step backward.
12,573 Hypes

US Passports to Offer Gender-Neutral "X" Option
Culture

US Passports to Offer Gender-Neutral "X" Option

The announcement was made on Transgender Day of Visibility.
771 Hypes


TikTok Bans Dangerous Viral Challenges and Transphobic Comments
Culture

TikTok Bans Dangerous Viral Challenges and Transphobic Comments

The app changes its guidelines to reinforce safety and combat misinformation.
2,090 Hypes

Jessie Andrews Shares Favorite Moments on 'Euphoria' Set
Film & TV

Jessie Andrews Shares Favorite Moments on 'Euphoria' Set

We chat with the multi-hyphenate about how she landed the gig, her acting career and more.
4,824 Hypes

Here's Why Wordle Had 2 Different Answers in 1 Day
Culture

Here's Why Wordle Had 2 Different Answers in 1 Day

The viral game showed different words for riddle #241.
8,639 Hypes


Dion Lee's FW22 Collection Exudes Sex Appeal
Fashion

Dion Lee's FW22 Collection Exudes Sex Appeal

Spanning micro-miniskirts, blazers and knit dresses in architectural shapes.
1,145 Hypes

Jacquemus Reminds Homophobes That His Bags Aren't for Them
Culture

Jacquemus Reminds Homophobes That His Bags Aren't for Them

The French designer shuts down hateful Instagram comments.
12,611 Hypes

Jelly Nails Are the Comeback Beauty Trend of 2022
Beauty

Jelly Nails Are the Comeback Beauty Trend of 2022

Are you ready for this jelly?
4,557 Hypes

6 Reasons Why You Don't Care For Sex Anymore
Sex & Dating

6 Reasons Why You Don't Care For Sex Anymore

When it’s normal, and when you should be concerned.
26,275 Hypes

Sha'Carri Richardson Responds to I.O.C. Allowing Russian Skater To Compete After Failing Doping Test
Culture

Sha'Carri Richardson Responds to I.O.C. Allowing Russian Skater To Compete After Failing Doping Test

The runner missed the Tokyo Games after testing positive for marijuana.
12,461 Hypes

Women Are Gifting Their Partners the "Virgin Experience"
Sex & Dating

Women Are Gifting Their Partners the "Virgin Experience"

It might be time to start the rapture.
3,576 Hypes

Victoria's Secret Celebrates All Women With New "Love Cloud" Collection Campaign
Fashion

Victoria's Secret Celebrates All Women With New "Love Cloud" Collection Campaign

A positive change in inclusivity for the brand.
5,042 Hypes

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Keep updated on the latest news.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Looks like you’re using an ad-blocker

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. Support us by whitelisting our site.

Whitelist Us

How to Whitelist Us

screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Under “Pause on this site” click “Always”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlock Plus icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Block ads on – This website” switch off the toggle to turn it from blue to gray.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the AdBlocker Ultimate icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Switch off the toggle to turn it from “Enabled on this site” to “Disabled on this site”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the Ghostery icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the “Ad-Blocking” button at the bottom. It will turn gray and the text above will go from “ON” to “OFF”.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the UBlock Origin icon in the browser extension area in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Click on the large blue power icon at the top.
  3. When it turns gray, click the refresh icon that has appeared next to it or click the button below to continue.
screenshot
  1. Click the icon of the ad-blocker extension installed on your browser.You’ll usually find this icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. You may have more than one ad-blocker installed.
  2. Follow the instructions for disabling the ad blocker on the site you’re viewing.You may have to select a menu option or click a button.
  3. Refresh the page or click the button below to continue.