Gay conversion therapy ban in Germany gains support

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03/01/2019

LGBT people continue to face prejudice and discrimination in Germany as well. A 2017 study by the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency showed that 18.3 percent of Germans still regarded homosexuality as “unnatural,” with 9.7 percent believing it to be “immoral.” Both the German Medical Association and the World Medical Association have stated that “homosexuality is not an illness and therefore requires no cure.” Any attempt to forcibly change a person’s sexuality could “lead to personality and identity disorders, to depression and to self-harm,” said Uwe Wetter, a former vice president of the Association of German Professional Psychologists who has worked as a psychotherapist for more than 30 years.

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