Germany 'Bans' Conversion Practices For Minors
May 13, 2020 —
Some news has arrived from the other side of the world - Germany has passed a law to stop groups offering to change sexual orientation for people under 18 years of age. It comes with punishment of up to one year imprisonment or €30,000 fine.
It is obviously great news that Germany has begun to move toward suppressing some of the practices involved in the LGBT+ conversion movement, and I hope that they will eventually adopt a more multi-faceted approach in the future.
Limiting interventions to outlawing practices for minors has not proven to be very effective legislation in other countries (in terms of stopping LGBT+ conversion practices as a whole). Most survivors (at least in Australia and in the experiences of survivors in SOGICE Survivors and Brave Network) are exposed to conversion ideology from a young age and, though there are some exceptions, usually experience conversion practices when they are young adults or older.
We are still campaigning for a broad response to the problem here in Australia, and there is some hope on the horizon. Please keep supporting the campaign by sharing this petition.
Read more about Germany's legislation here.
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