Government to ban Conversion Therapy

According to The Pink News, the Government has vowed to pursue all options to outlaw gay ‘cure’ therapy in the UK.

In an action plan released today (June 3), Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt set out a firm stance against the discredited practise of conversion therapy.

It is currently legal for unregulated persons and faith groups to attempt to ‘cure’ people of homosexuality in the UK, though the practice is banned on the NHS under a voluntary ‘Memorandum of Understanding’.

Following a survey that showed seven percent of LGBT people had been offered or undergone gay ‘cure’ therapy, the government today vowed to clamp down on the practice.