Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

The UK Labour Party has committed to banning conversion therapy, despite concerns about potential legal challenges. Labour’s proposed legislation will be comprehensive, including protections for transgender individuals, and aims to close any potential loopholes. This initiative is part of Labour’s broader commitment to combating inequality and supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

Anneliese Dodds, the Labour Party Chair, emphasized the importance of taking decisive action against conversion therapy, describing it as an abhorrent practice that seeks to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. She criticized the Conservative government’s lack of progress on this issue, noting that several equality advisers had resigned in protest over the government’s inaction

This commitment by Labour is seen as a response to rising hate crimes and a broader pattern of neglect towards LGBTQ+ rights by the current government. Labour’s stance includes not only banning the practice but also ensuring robust enforcement to prevent any circumvention of the ban

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