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Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill

Introduced on Aug 3. The bill prohibits conversion practices that seek to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. First reading on Aug 5 opposed just by National who argued it criminalised parents. Referred to the Justice Committee. Reported back on Feb 2 with no substantive changes. Second reading on Feb 8 with National MPs casting individual votes and seven voting against. All other parties and MPs in favour. Committee stage completed on Feb 9.┬áThird reading completed on Feb 15 with 112 MPs in favour and 8 National MPs opposed.

Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill