Parliament: this time PLEASE ban gay conversion therapy for once and for all

MP Ben Bradshaw has had another try at persuading Parliament to outlaw gay cure conversion therapies.

The BBC notes that

The Church of England has been calling for the highly controversial practice to be outlawed, after its ruling body voted for a ban last year.

Ministers condemned the “therapy” but have refused to meet Church campaigners to discuss the issue.

Now, Tory MP and church commissioner Caroline Spelman has vowed to set up a meeting with the minister in charge.

Caroline Spelman said the government had made it clear to campaigners in a letter that it was “strongly against” the practice but did not want to legislate against it because “existing voluntary registers provide safeguards for the public”.

There are many who disagree with that, and are convinced it is time to make such “gay cure therapies” a crime.