“Measures will be proposed to address racial and ethnic disparities and ban conversion therapy,” she said during his speech in both Houses of Parliament on May 11.
The UK would join Canada, Malta, Germany, Mexico and parts of Australia in banning what the UK government has called “heinous practices” that the medical community warns are “unethical and potentially harmful” to the mental and physical health of patients, especially LGBTQ + people. Former Prime Minister Theresa May and current Prime Minister Boris Johnson have pledged to end the practice, reported the British Broadcasting Company, but the government is slow to act.
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Minister for Women and Equalities Liz Truss said in a press release that the ban would be introduced in Parliament “as soon as parliamentary time permits and after consultation” with the public and “key stakeholders”.
“As a world leader in LGBT rights, this government has always been committed to eradicating the practice of conversion therapy. We want to make sure that the people of this country are protected, and these proposals mean that no one will be subjected to coercive and heinous conversion therapy, ”Truss said in the statement, adding that the government would also make funds available to people. victims.
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