This week our Board member Jace Reh spoke out about his experiences of conversion practices.
I remember him turning around to me and saying ‘if you just stop thinking your gay thoughts, God will forgive you’.
Bans are already in place in Queensland, Victoria and the ACT, while last year governments in NSW and Tasmania announced their intention to follow suit.
Human Services Minister Nat Cook flagged in 2020 that she would draft a bill to legislate a ban in South Australia.
Prior to the 2022 state election, Premier Peter Malinauskas committed to working to ensure this practice does not occur in South Australia.
Speaking in response to Jace’s story this week, Premier Peter Malinauskas stated:
We are committed to working through the issue and we will engage with all members of the community regarding it.We haven’t seen a huge amount of evidence of where it occurs. I’m not aware of any allegations of anyone actually doing it so that would naturally inform the speed at which we move on any particular proposition.