Phil Goff has added his voice to the 157,000 New Zealanders who signed a Green Party petition to expedite the ban on conversion therapy, as government give timeline for outlawing the practice.
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff supports banning conversion therapy. In a statement to express he said:
“We celebrate our diversity as a city and people’s rights to celebrate their identify and be who they are.
“Conversion therapy is a harmful practice. It tries to force people to change who they are and is incredibly damaging.
“It is contrary to our values of being inclusive, respectful and accepting.”
Justice Minister Kris Faafoi has said the government will be introducing a law to ban Conversion Therapy midway through 2021 and hope to have it passed before Pride Month next year.
In a social media post End Conversion Therapy NZ’s co-founder Shaneel Lal said: