The UK government has said it is keeping its stance on gay ‘cure’ therapy “under review”, according to Pink News.
Conversion therapy is already illegal in several countries, two Canadian provinces and nine US states – but the UK government has previously rejected calls to take a harder line on the issue.
The NHS has signed up to a Memorandum of Understanding that bans it from referring anyone to conversion therapy services, but unregulated gay ‘cure’ therapists remain free to operate in the UK.
The Government has repeatedly refused to ban gay conversion therapies. However, health minister Jackie Doyle-Price said the government does not hold any statistics on the issue. “The evidence base is clear that conversion therapy is not only ineffective, but is potentially harmful to participants. That is why officials have worked with the main registration and accreditation bodies for psychotherapy and counselling practitioners, including the UK Council for Psychotherapy, to develop a Memorandum of Understanding to help put a stop to this bogus treatment.”
Stop faffing about and get on with it, before one of your own children is harmed by these nutters.