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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 04:43 PM Jul 2020

UK leader promises conversion therapy ban as Israel moves forward with its own bill [View all]

Conservative U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to ban conversion therapy, calling the practice “absolutely abhorrent,” while Israel’s legislature has moved forward with a ban.

Johnson said that the government will bring forth a bill after a study on the subject has been completed.

“On the gay conversion therapy thing, I think that’s absolutely abhorrent and has no place in a civilized society, and has no place in this country,” Johnson said.

“What we are going to do is a study right now on, you know, where is this actually happening, how prevalent is it, and we will then bring forward plans to ban it.”

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Other countries are also working on potential conversion therapy bans, including Canada, France, and Norway.


In May, Albania and Germany joined Malta, Taiwan, Brazil, Argentina, and several other countries in banning the practice. Currently, 20 U.S. states have banned conversion therapy.

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