Motion

Conversion Therapy

Conversion Therapy
That this Assembly rejects the harmful practice widely referred to as conversion therapy; notes that the UK Government National LGBT Survey in 2018 reported that 2% of respondents had undergone conversion therapy with a further 5% having been offered it; acknowledges the damage this practice causes to the mental health of those who are subjected to it; further acknowledges that this practice has been widely rejected by medical professionals; declares that it is fundamentally wrong to view our LGBTQ community as requiring a fix or cure; and calls on the Minister for Communities to commit to bringing forward legislation before the end of the current Assembly mandate to ban conversion therapy in all its forms.
Private Members' Motion
18/03/2021
13/04/2021
20/04/2021
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83 Members voted

59 Members voted AYE

24 Members voted NO

The Motion Was Carried, Simple Majority Lobby Division

MLA NameDesignationVoted
Dr Steve Aiken OBE UnionistAYE
Mr Andy Allen MBE UnionistAYE
Mr Jim Allister KC UnionistNO
Ms Martina Anderson NationalistAYE
Dr Caoimhe Archibald NationalistAYE
Ms Kellie Armstrong OtherAYE
Ms Clare Bailey OtherAYE
Mrs Rosemary Barton UnionistAYE
Mr Doug Beattie MC UnionistAYE
Mr John Blair OtherAYE
Mr Cathal Boylan NationalistAYE
Mr Maurice Bradley UnionistNO
Ms Sinéad Bradley NationalistAYE
Ms Paula Bradshaw OtherAYE
Miss Nicola Brogan NationalistAYE
Mr Keith Buchanan UnionistNO
Mr Tom Buchanan UnionistNO
Mr Jonathan Buckley UnionistNO
Ms Joanne Bunting UnionistNO
Mr Robbie Butler UnionistAYE
Mr Gerry Carroll OtherAYE
Mr Pat Catney NationalistAYE
Mr Alan Chambers UnionistAYE
Mr Trevor Clarke UnionistNO
Mr Stewart Dickson OtherAYE
Mrs Linda Dillon NationalistAYE
Miss Jemma Dolan NationalistAYE
Mr Gordon Dunne UnionistNO
Mr Mark Durkan NationalistAYE
Mr Alex Easton UnionistNO
Mrs Sinéad Ennis NationalistAYE
Miss Órlaithí Flynn NationalistAYE
Mr Paul Frew UnionistNO
Mr Colm Gildernew NationalistAYE
Mr Paul Givan UnionistNO
Miss Deirdre Hargey NationalistAYE
Mr Harry Harvey UnionistNO
Mr David Hilditch UnionistNO
Mr William Humphrey UnionistNO
Ms Cara Hunter NationalistAYE
Mr William Irwin UnionistNO
Mr Declan Kearney NationalistAYE
Mrs Dolores Kelly NationalistAYE
Mr Gerry Kelly NationalistAYE
Ms Liz Kimmins NationalistAYE
Mrs Naomi Long OtherAYE
Mr Trevor Lunn OtherAYE
Mr Seán Lynch NationalistAYE
Mr Gordon Lyons UnionistNO
Mr Chris Lyttle OtherAYE
Mr Declan McAleer NationalistAYE
Mr Fra McCann NationalistAYE
Mr Daniel McCrossan NationalistAYE
Mr Patsy McGlone NationalistAYE
Mr Colin McGrath NationalistAYE
Mr Philip McGuigan NationalistAYE
Mr Maolíosa McHugh NationalistAYE
Miss Michelle McIlveen UnionistNO
Ms Sinead McLaughlin NationalistAYE
Mr Justin McNulty NationalistAYE
Ms Nichola Mallon NationalistAYE
Mr Gary Middleton UnionistNO
Mr Andrew Muir OtherAYE
Ms Karen Mullan NationalistAYE
Mr Conor Murphy NationalistAYE
Mr Mike Nesbitt UnionistAYE
Mr Robin Newton UnionistNO
Ms Carál Ní Chuilín NationalistAYE
Mr John O'Dowd NationalistAYE
Ms Michelle O'Neill NationalistAYE
Mr Matthew O'Toole NationalistAYE
Mr Edwin Poots UnionistNO
Mr George Robinson MBE UnionistNO
Ms Emma Rogan NationalistAYE
Mr Pat Sheehan NationalistAYE
Ms Emma Sheerin NationalistAYE
Mr Christopher Stalford UnionistNO
Mr John Stewart UnionistAYE
Mr Mervyn Storey UnionistNO
Ms Claire Sugden UnionistAYE
Mr Robin Swann UnionistAYE
Mr Jim Wells UnionistNO
Miss Rachel Woods OtherAYE

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