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Motion: Conversion Therapy, Dec 13, 2018

by Megan
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**The video is only in English.

I give notice that on March 21, 2019 I shall move the following resolution, seconded by the member from Kent North:

WHEREAS the practice of conversion therapy attempts to change one’s sexual orientation;

WHEREAS the Canadian Psychological Association affirms “[s]cientific research does not support the efficacy of conversion or reparative therapy”;

WHEREAS the Canadian Paediatric Society states”[c]onversion or reparative therapy, where attempts are made to turn gay males or lesbians into heterosexuals, is clearly unethical and should not be provided by physicians, nor should physicians refer patients for such therapy”;

WHEREAS it is widely accepted that conversion therapy has had damaging impacts on members of the LGBTQ+ community and youth;

WHEREAS jurisdictions across the country and continent have taken action to prohibit the provision of conversion therapy and referral to conversion therapy services;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Legislative Assembly urge government to prohibit the provision of conversion therapy in New Brunswick;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Assembly urge government to prohibit referrals to conversion therapy services in New Brunswick or in an out-of-province jurisdiction;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Assembly urge government to prohibit the use of public funds to provide access to or otherwise support conversion therapy services in New Brunswick or in an out-of-province jurisdiction.

***Please note that the date placed on motions is dictated by Legislative procedure and is the next anticipated date the house is sitting, not necessary the date when it is possible to debate it.