Banning of Conversion Therapy Act 2020
BANNING OF CONVERSION THERAPY ACT
Proposed by Cllr. Kent Evergreen (Malborya) :: Passed (13-0), June 8th, 2020 :: Unamended
Conversion therapies based on sexual orientation and gender identity are harmful towards the LGBTQ+ people all around the European Union. Not only can these practices lead to severe mental illnesses, trauma and suicidal behaviour on the victim, but their validity is often questionable, as there is little to no proof that these practices work as intended.
I. Conversion therapy: The practices of changing a person's sexual orientation or gender identity by fraud, pressure or force.
SECTION I - RECOGNITION OF CONVERSION THERAPY
I. The European Union recognizes all forms of conversion therapies as torture and abuse.
SECTION II - ENSURING PROTECTION
I. It is the duty of member states and their governments to protect people from conversion therapies and other practices based around conversion therapies. The member state and their government shall uphold this duty by ensuring that these practices are not performed.
SECTION III - IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT
I. Member states shall close all services involving conversion therapy in the next 3 months after the passage of this Act. Member states shall ensure that no institutions may continue to practice conversion therapy.
II. It shall be an illegal and punishable offence in all member states to provide or practice services involving conversion therapy.
III. All member states of the European Union are required to adjust their national law(s) with this Act in 3 months from its approval by the European Council.