About Me

Israel Bans LGBTQ Conversion Therapy

By Charlotte Robinson, July 26, 2020
The Knesset, the national legislature of Israel has approved a bill banning psychologists from practicing conversion therapy in Israel by a vote of 42 to 36. The legislation will take away the license of psychologists who uses conversion therapy, fine them & send them to jail for repeat offenses. Alternate Prime Minister & Blue & White leader Benny Gantz stated, “Conversion therapy was born in sin & its place is outside of the law & the public norm. We will make sure that everyone, from every background & sexual orientation, in Israel will have free choice & security in their identity." Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz added, “Amazing news for the Israeli public & the LGBTQ+ community at whole. Today a historic change is beginning in Israel. I thank the MKs who voted in support of the freedom & equality in order to stop the horror of 'conversion therapy' & for everyone who acted, initiated, wrote, shared & fought for the life of the LGBTQ+ community. You helped save lives today.” The coalition of religious Jewish LGBTQ+ organizations, including Shoval, Havruta & Bat Kol welcomed the approval of the bill, saying "this is an exciting & significant day in which the injustice of years has been corrected & justice has been done to the victims. The Knesset chose to hear their cry & to protect additional youth from bodily & mental harm." Last month I talked with Shannon Minter, Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) about his work with “Born Perfect” to end conversion therapy in the USA in this exclusive audio interview. LISTEN
For Info: bornperfect.org
LISTEN: Actor Phillip Keene Talks Project Wingman & More

No comments:

Featured Post

Kansas Governor Vetoes Trans Ban Bill

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly vetoed SB 233 that bans crucial medically necessary health care for transgender youth. This is the latest anti-L...

Popular Posts