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UK may seek ban on conversion therapy

January 12, 2014 By: Tom Coy Category: Gay Politics

November 22, 2013

The following excerpt is from the report “Sham debate seeks ban on therapy for unwanted same sex attraction” on the Christian Concern website: “MPs have held a debate in Westminster Hall in an effort to increase pressure on the government to ban therapy which helps reduce feelings of unwanted same sex attraction.”

Change therapy is a means of reducing feelings of same sex attraction for individuals who seek change in their sexual preference and expression. Despite evidence that the therapy can help reduce unwanted feelings of same sex attraction, it was variously described as “voodoo”, “abhorrent” and a “real and present danger” during the debate.”

“No evidence”

“All MPs who spoke during the debate condemned the practice, even though no evidence was cited which shows the supposed harm that the therapy causes.”

“The debate was notable for its lack of dissenting opinion and comes at a time when there is an early day motion and a private members bill which both ultimately seek a ban on the therapy.” …