Labor’s National Secretary has released a consultation draft in the lead up to the party’s 2018 National Conference in December. The draft claims to “distill the policies and enduring values that Labor aspires to implement in government.”
But the Australian Christian Lobby has pointed out, “hidden on page 183, we can see the party is seeking to launch and extraordinary attack on people of faith and parent’s rights.”
The document states:
Labor opposes the practice of so-called conversion and reparative therapies on LGBTIQ+ people and seek to criminalise these practices.
“This is shocking stuff,” the ACL said. “It means that if your son comes home one day from his Labor-sponsored ‘Safe School’ and tells you he wants to become a girl, you must support that decision and attempt to facilitate it.
“Discouraging your son from transitioning to a girl, arranging for prayer or counselling to affirm his biological gender would be a criminal offence and domestic abuse under a Labor government.”
The ACL has set up a petition urging the ALP National Conference to support parent’s rights to decide what is best for their children. You can sign the petition here.
A similar bill has already been introduced in California, making it illegal to help anyone with unwanted same-sex desires or gender confusion. AB 2943 utilizes California’s existing consumer fraud statue to penalize “any practices that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation. This includes efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.”
The bill declares, “advertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with an individual” as illegal under the state’s consumer fraud law.
Former homosexuals are now calling for the bill to be abolished arguing that the legislation destroys their human experiences and denies people the right to question their own sexuality.