Scottish government publish plans to ban conversion therapy

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01/09/2024

While UK-based activists sit tight in wait of an update on Rishi Sunak’s conservative party to follow through on their promise to ban the abhorrent practice, Scotland is pushing ahead with proposed legislation that would “prevent and respond to harmful acts” that attempt to alter or suppress someone’s sexual or gender identity. The proposal, published on Tuesday (9 January) by government ministers recommends that the conversion therapy ban might cover such areas as therapy or counseling for a person to change or suppress their same-sex attraction, repeatedly or continuously controlling a person’s activities and appearance, repeatedly or continuously threatening or humiliating someone, and prescribing medication to suppress a person’s sex drive, STV News reports. Medical treatments like gender-affirming care for transgender individuals would not be considered a conversion practice under the recommended legislation.

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