The invoice, which was launched by the federal government final yr, handed with 112 votes in favour and eight votes opposed.
“It is a nice day for New Zealand’s rainbow communities,” Minister of Justice Kris Faafoi stated.
“Conversion practices don’t have any place in fashionable New Zealand.”
The federal government has stated practices resembling conversion remedy don’t work, are broadly discredited and trigger hurt.
The laws additionally lays out what just isn’t conversion apply and protects the appropriate to specific opinion, perception, non secular perception or precept which isn’t meant to vary or suppress an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identification or gender expression.
The federal government stated it had obtained practically 107,000 public submissions on the invoice, the best variety of public submissions ever obtained on any laws.
Below the laws, will probably be an offence to carry out conversion practices on a toddler or younger individual aged beneath 18, or on somebody with impaired decision-making capability. Such offences can be topic to as much as three years imprisonment.
It would even be an offence to carry out conversion practices on anybody – no matter age – the place the practices have brought on critical hurt, and offenders could be topic to as much as 5 years imprisonment.
Legal guidelines in opposition to conversion remedy have been gaining momentum all over the world. Canada’s parliament voted unanimously final yr to ban LGBT conversion remedy.
America doesn’t have a federal ban on conversion remedy, however a number of U.S. states, together with California, Colorado, New York, Washington and Utah, prohibit the apply to some extent.
Aimed toward altering an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identification, conversion remedy can embody speak remedy, hypnosis, electrical shocks and fasting. In excessive instances, exorcism and “corrective rape” for lesbians, have been documented.
Ending conversion remedy was one New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s marketing campaign guarantees when she was elected for a second time period final yr.