UK withdraws from ban on conversion therapy

On Thursday, March 31, the UK government waived a ban on conversion therapies, which claim to alter a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity at the cost of sometimes horrific suffering, inflicting anger and disappointment among activists and politicians.

London announced in October that it wanted to create a criminal offense to combat these practices against minors and dissenting adults. But ministers are finally considering measures”non-legislativeto fight against these therapies, a government spokesman said Thursday, confirming information from the ITV channel. †Given the unprecedented circumstances and high pressure on the cost of living and the crisis in Ukraine, there is an urgent need to streamline our legislative agenda, the government justifies in a document that ITV had access to. †How can we trust those in power when they fall back on every promise made and don’t seem to understand the evil that so many face” commented on Twitter Jayne Ozanne, lesbian and eminent figure of the Anglican Church who has been campaigning against these therapies since 2015.

According to government figures, 5% of LGBT+ people in the UK have received conversion therapy and 2% have undergone it. Figures not representative according to the associations. The draft provided for such practices to be punished with a prison term of up to five years against persons under the age of 18 in all circumstances and against adults who would not have voluntarily consented to participate or who were not fully aware of the potential consequences thereof. †This is not just another Tories turnaround, but a green light for some form of torture in the UK. It is treason for the LGBT+ community.“The LibDems party responded. †A government that finds conversion therapy acceptable in the 21st century does not support the LGBT+ community‘, responded the PvdA MP Anneliese Dodds.

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