The announcement sparked such outrage – with community and political activists from all sides condemning the abandonment of the legislative project – that Prime Minister Boris Johnson eventually backed. Downing Street said on Friday: “The prime minister is committed to bringing forward a law banning conversion therapy.”
Prohibited for homosexuality, but authorized for transit
According to a government source cited by the PA agency, the ban would relate only to conversion treatments aimed at homosexuals and those who claim to revert them to heterosexuality, but not to gender identity that would compel a transgender person to re-identify. is done for. His birth gender.
“The only consequence of this will be that the most vulnerable will remain the least protected – trans people twice as likely to be offered or undergo conversion therapy (CT)!”, condemned Jane Ozan, gay and Anglican Church dignitary, on Twitter. of, who have been campaigning against these treatments since 2015.
According to government statistics, 5% of LGBT+ people in the UK have been offered conversion therapy, and 2% have received it. According to the associations the figures are less than the reality.
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