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Gay Conversion Therapy

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 18th May 2020.

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Photo of Robert Largan Robert Largan Conservative, High Peak

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals to ban gay conversion therapy.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary

It is a fundamental principle of this Government that everyone should be free to live their lives as they wish. People must feel safe at home, out on the street and online.

Conversion therapy is a very complex issue. There are a wide range of practices which may fall within its scope and we want to ensure we have a thorough understanding of the situation in the UK to inform an effective approach. Before any decision is made on proposals for ending conversion therapy we must understand the problem, the range of options available and the impact they would have.

We will work to deepen our understanding and consider all options for ending the practice of conversion therapy.

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