‘Cruel and bigoted’ gay conversion therapy to be BANNED in one state with $10,000 penalties or ten years in jail for giving the ‘dangerous’ practice
- Victoria set to become third state or territory to ban gay conversion therapy
- Proposed legislation denounces the ‘cruel’ practice as deceptive and harmful
- Victorian commissioner for LGBTIQ+ communities says new laws will save lives
- Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews described the practice as ‘bigoted quackery’
Therapy that attempts to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity is set to become illegal in Victoria.
Proposed legislation outlawing gay conversion therapy was introduced for the first time in state parliament on Wednesday.
The Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill…