Gay conversion therapy ban 'could outlaw legitimate treatment', doctors say

Those convicted under the proposed laws could be jailed for up to 10 years

Legislation to make gay conversion therapy a crime is poorly drafted and risks outlawing legitimate treatment, psychiatrists are warning.

Dr Kerryn Rubin.

The Victorian Parliament is currently debating laws to criminalise interventions in the healthcare and religious settings which aim to change an LGBTIQ person’s sexuality or gender identity, with or without their consent.