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Gay Conversion Therapy is now illegal in VIC, QLD & the ACT, do you think it should be made illegal across all other States & Territories of Australia?

By Olivia . Created on 05 Feb, 2021
Victoria has passed a Bill to outlaw practices that seek to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Those found to have engaged in conversion practices that result in serious injury will face penalties of up to 10 years’ jail or up to $10,000 in fines. The Victorian Bill goes further than one passed in Queensland last year in that it prohibits harmful practices not only in healthcare settings but also in religious settings. This includes “carrying out a religious practice, including but not limited to, a prayer-based practice, a deliverance practice or an exorcism”. In Queensland, Doctors, counsellors and psychologists who perform conversion therapy could face up to 12 months imprisonment, or 18 months if the victim is a minor. Some Australian survivors of conversion therapy, however, said they were “extremely concerned” about the limitations of the legislation, which only applied to healthcare professionals in Qld.
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Kate said on Feb 24, 2021
YOU are what you are! Sexual orientation has nothing to do with religion. I can't believe this archaic, brutal crap is still going on! I am an atheist, so I have nothing to fear. But if you are involved in this practice or you know anyone who does this YOU will meet your maker in HELL!!! And I hope you suffer like the poor people you tortured in real life!!!!
JT said on Feb 16, 2021
wow ...this is like society playing God..........no wonder God is so mad that is y we got this Covid 19.............in the air ......
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Gayle said on Feb 10, 2021
It should be illegal, No-one has the right to tell anyone who they can or can't be.
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Anonymous said on Feb 9, 2021
I previously posted my thoughts and comments on this topic, but once again, it appears that my post has been removed?? I am a older gay person yes, and my view is pretty standard for a gay person I would think, but as I have once again had my comment removed, I'm beginning to wonder why we bother? My comments were NOT in my opinion anti or pro, but my own personal point of view regarding this topic.
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West Swan said on Feb 9, 2021
I can't imagine MyView would have removed your post just for being gay? What did you say? I'd be interested. And of course being gay is not a "weakness" or an "illness" that needs to be "fixed" My nephew is (amongst many other things) a gay man and is probably one of the best humans I know. That is nothing to do w...
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Anonymous said on Feb 9, 2021
West Swan,,,,my comment left on this topic was nothing out of the ordinary, I basically said that I was surprised it hadn't been outlawed a long time ago, and that religion was, amongst other organisations etc., the main reason for this practise and it should have been outlawed years ago. As for my being gay, I've had my battles and fought the fight for equal rights etc., along with many others of my generation, an...
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Vivi said on Feb 7, 2021
I wonder if conversion therapy isn't the current equivalent of ridiculing and converting left-handers to being right-handed in the schools decades ago? Except with greater social and psychological impact on the recipient. Like to think we are a more accepting, inclusive society and can look above valuating or discarding people for their own personal life preferences.
Mrs said on Feb 8, 2021
My mother in her 80s still remembers being slapped accross the hand with a ruler anytime she touched her pen or pencil with her left hand.
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David said on Feb 6, 2021
I cannot believe that in the 21st century, people still think that someone can help whether they are attacted to another person. What a stupid concept. Brought about by religious dogma. People who want to jam their values down everyone else's throat. Maybe we should have a conversion therapy to remove reiigous dogma from these people. Gay people can marry legally now. Australia has spoken Time to leave them the hel...
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Anonymous said on Feb 5, 2021
I was SHOCKED when hearing that it's made illegal. Why? Regardless of gender, it should be a moral right for a person to seek therapy. Of course, I do and would question who with? https://www.hrc.org/resources/the-lies-and-dangers-of-reparative-therapy