Conversion therapy ban: Campaigners dismayed over delay

May 12, 2021 by

from BBC News:

Campaigners have called on the government to stop delaying the ban of so-called conversion therapy.

The ban for England and Wales was announced in the Queen’s Speech – but it will be preceded by a consultation.

It will consider religious freedoms and how to protect accredited professionals in a move welcomed by some groups.

A document signed by a number of health groups defined conversion therapy as the attempt to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Some campaigners were disappointed that the government did not announce an immediate and wide-ranging ban on the practice.

LGBT rights charity Stonewall says the practice must be banned in all forms “including religious and faith-based settings”, and that any delay leaves LGBT groups “at further risk of abuse”.

Jayne Ozanne, a former government equality adviser who underwent conversion therapy, agrees.

“We’ve had three years of talking,” she said.

“What we really need is action that will protect young and old LGBT people right now, not this Groundhog Day of constantly being told that we’re going to consult and listen.”

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