"gay conversion" therapy in NZ

Amanda Ashley made this Official Information request to Human Rights Commission

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From: Amanda Ashley

Dear Human Rights Commission,

Having looked through both of the New Zealand Labour and Green parties Rainbow Policies to see if the specifically cover the issue of "Gay Conversion" therapy going on in New Zealand and the lack of it being made illegal or banned, is there something in the Human Rights Act that covers this? And if not is there intent to change the Human Rights Act to explicitly ban "Gay Conversion" therapy?

Yours faithfully,

~Amanda Ashley,

Rodney Area Rainbow LGBTQ+

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