“Gay conversion therapy banned in Victoria after marathon debate”

Posted on February 5, 2021 
Filed under Culture wars

“Gay conversion therapy has been outlawed in Victoria following a marathon debate in the upper house on Thursday.

The bill passed the Victorian Parliament 27 votes to nine after a 12-hour sitting in the Legislative Council, where Liberal MPs Bev McArthur and Bernie Finn defied their party’s position and crossed the floor to vote against the government’s legislation. …

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission will also get new powers to deal with complaints that do not meet the criminal threshold, and to launch own-motion investigations into systemic issues as part of a new civil scheme for victims.”

– Report from The Sydney Morning Herald.