Entry #6116: Conversion therapy in Tamil Nadu

Current Version

RegionTamil Nadu
IssueConversion therapy
StatusBanned
Start DateJun 8, 2021
End Datenow
DescriptionUnder a section titled “Physical and Mental Health Professionals”, justice Venkatesh said healthcare professionals should offer support to LGBT+ people “who are facing stigma and discrimination from society”. However, he also prohibited “any attempt to medically ‘cure’ or change the sexual orientation of LGBTIQA+ people to heterosexual or the gender identity of transgender people to cisgender.” Justice Venkatesh also ordered the National Medical Commission, the Indian Psychiatric Society and the Rehabilitation Council of India to revoke the licence of any professionals who involve themselves “in any form or method of conversion ‘therapy'”.
Sourceshttps://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/09/india-tamil-nadu-conversion-therapy-ban-lgbt/


Revision History (2)

Revision by Ro_Guy

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueBanned
Value Specialambiguous
Start Date0000-01-012021-06-08
NoteUnder a section titled “Physical and Mental Health Professionals”, justice Venkatesh said healthcare professionals should offer support to LGBT+ people “who are facing stigma and discrimination from society”. However, he also prohibited “any attempt to medically ‘cure’ or change the sexual orientation of LGBTIQA+ people to heterosexual or the gender identity of transgender people to cisgender.” Justice Venkatesh also ordered the National Medical Commission, the Indian Psychiatric Society and the Rehabilitation Council of India to revoke the licence of any professionals who involve themselves “in any form or method of conversion ‘therapy'”.
Sourceshttps://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/09/india-tamil-nadu-conversion-therapy-ban-lgbt/

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueNot banned
Value Specialambiguous
NoteNo
SourcesNo
Reports (4)
  • Newer law has been passed "The Madras High court has directed the state government of Tamil Nadu to ban conversion therapy on June 2021 effective immediately. "
  • Newer law has been passed "Conversion therapy has been banned by Hon' High court of Madras on June 8,2021"
  • Status is not correct "https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/09/india-tamil-nadu-conversion-therapy-ban-lgbt/"
  • Status is not correct "Conversion therapy in Tamil Nadu is banned."

Ausyk created this entry.