LGBTQ Groups Seek Legal Ban On Swiss Conversion Therapy

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12/02/2022

LGBTQ organisations in Switzerland are concerned that without swift action, the country could become a haven for conversion therapy, which is banned in neighbouring France and Germany. Swiss lawmakers will start debating a motion calling for a ban on Monday, a year after the government pledged to take up the issue of conversion therapy. Designed to change sexual orientation in favour of heterosexuality, the practice is mainly performed in religious settings. In Germany and France, “attempts at conversion are already banned, and initiatives to ban them throughout the European Union are underway,” said Pink Cross, the Swiss national umbrella organisation of gay and bisexual men.

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