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Norway - December 2023

Parliament bans conversion therapy with a broad majority

Parliament voted to prohibit conversion therapy, which involves practices or procedures attempting to forcibly change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, with 85 MPs voting in favour, and 15 against. The amendments to the criminal code make conducting conversion therapy punishable by three years in prison (six years in case of a particularly serious violation). The legislation also criminalises the marketing or advertising of forms of conversion therapy, including medical or religious methods.

Sources: NRK, CNE, Stortinget, Dagbladet

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Rights +1 Rights  (+1)
Political Equality
Gender Equality
Social Group Equality

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