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Ban All Conversion Therapies w/ Jorn Bettin: September 8, 2021

Ban All Conversion Therapies w/ Jorn Bettin: September 8, 2021

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

This week was the last week that the public could submit their say on the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill, which proposes to ban conversion therapy practices seeking to change or supress a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In fact, today is the final day to make a submission on the Parliament website. 

Te Hapori Whai Takiwātanga o Aotearoa and the Autistic Collaboration Trust support this Bill, but believe it should go further to protect all New Zealanders subject to conversion therapy practices, not just those relating to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (although these protections are very much welcome).

Zazi spoke to Trustee and Spokesperson for the Autistic Collaboration Trust, Jorn Bettin, about why the autistic community is seeking the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill to include a ban on all conversion therapies, including those practices that are inflicted on the autism community.