The bill to ban conversion therapy is set to go to the amendment table if it wants the support of the National Party.
National say they support the intent of the Bill, but want to see an amendment to rule out prosecutions for parents.
Justice spokesperson Simon Bridges told Mike Hosking National wants parents to be able to discuss these subjects with their children.
“Good parents will be criminalised; facing up to five year’s jail for being parents to kids under 18. Parents should be allowed to be parents; they should be allowed to explore sexuality and gender with their children.”