Sunday, January 23, 2022

Turning It On Its Head

Here in Connecticut we have a law banning conversion therapy, Public Act 17-5 for minors. The prevents therapist from trying to make children straight, but in Britain the law has a diabolical twist.

We need to talk about conversion therapy before it is barred, say MPs
The Telegraph via Yahoo
By Edward Malnick
January 22, 2022

Boris Johnson is facing mounting calls to halt the fast-tracking of a ban on conversion therapy, as 30 Tory MPs warn against rushing through a new law "without debate".

In a letter to the Prime Minister, a copy of which has been seen by this newspaper, the MPs say they are "deeply concerned" that the proposed ban could also "criminalise legitimate therapies" for children suffering from gender dysphoria - the unease or distress experienced by those who feel at odds with their sex.


But proposals published last year make clear that the ban would also encapsulate conversion therapy aimed at changing gender identity, which MPs fear will criminalise routine conversations between children and parents, teachers, or clinicians.

Did you get that? If a healthcare provider helps a child to transition they might be breaking the law.

In December, Liz Truss, the Foreign Secretary and equalities minister, bowed to pressure to extend the formal consultation on the issue, which was initially restricted to just six weeks and due to close before Christmas. It is now open until February 4 after Mr Johnson raised concerns with aides about the initial time period.

The conservatives are trying to ram through the bill with little or no debate in the bill. What do they want to hide? Why are they stymying debate?

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