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Conversion Therapy

Question for Women and Equalities

UIN 7657, tabled on 24 January 2020

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the 2018 LGBT Action Plan, when the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the practice of conversion therapy.

Answered on

29 January 2020

Attempts to ‘cure’ somebody of their sexual orientation or gender identity, otherwise known as conversion therapies, are wrong. This Government will deliver on the LGBT Action Plan, including the commitment to end conversion therapy. This is a complex set of issues that we are taking our time to get right, and we have commissioned research into the experiences of those who have been subjected to this abhorrent practice.

We are engaging widely before bringing forward proposals and will set out our next steps in the coming months to ensure that the actions we take are proportionate and effective.

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Women and Equalities
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