Entry #12397: Conversion therapy in United Kingdom

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RegionUnited Kingdom
IssueConversion therapy
StatusNot banned
Start Date(unknown)
End Date(none)
DescriptionAccording to ILGA, laws in force in United Kingdom do not regulate or restrict sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression change efforts (SOGIECE), regularly known as “conversion therapies”. Conversion therapy ban has been discussed for many years. Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to ban conversion therapy in July 2020 and this was reiterated in the 2021 Queen's Speech. In March 2022, the plans were dropped, only for a partial U-turn just hours later when the government announced that the ban would go ahead but not cover trans people. On January 17 2023, the government announced they'd pass a new law to include transgender people in the conversion therapy ban. Since 2023, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has failed to comment on actually banning practices of Conversion therapy. He is known to be Anti-LGBTQ, and preaches "Save the kids"
Sourceshttps://database.ilga.org/united-kingdom-lgbti https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-56496423.amp https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/15/anger-as-time-runs-out-for-government-to-ban-conversion-therapy-in-uk
Reports (2)
  • Note field is incorrect "Note field shows bias against Rishi Sunak. Personal biases should be kept out of Equaldex, as this is supposed to be a reliable source. 'Rishi Sunak is known to be Anti-LGBTQ and preaches "Save the kids"' - While he may do that, that has nothing to do with the PM's commitment to ban Conversion Therapy. "
  • Status is not correct "I believe that conversation therapy for sexual orientation is illegal but conversation therapy for trans people is still legal"


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edited by Notdog1996. Adding the previous entry's description to this one. Flagging the other for deletion.

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Start Date2023(unknown)
DescriptionAccording to ILGA, laws in force in United Kingdom do not regulate or restrict sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression change efforts (SOGIECE), regularly known as “conversion therapies”.

The UK government is discussing a ban on conversion therapy. Since 2023, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has failed to comment on actually banning practices of Conversion therapy. He is known to be Anti-LGBTQ, and preaches "Save the kids"
According to ILGA, laws in force in United Kingdom do not regulate or restrict sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression change efforts (SOGIECE), regularly known as “conversion therapies”.

Conversion therapy ban has been discussed for many years. Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to ban conversion therapy in July 2020 and this was reiterated in the 2021 Queen's Speech. In March 2022, the plans were dropped, only for a partial U-turn just hours later when the government announced that the ban would go ahead but not cover trans people.

On January 17 2023, the government announced they'd pass a new law to include transgender people in the conversion therapy ban.

Since 2023, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has failed to comment on actually banning practices of Conversion therapy. He is known to be Anti-LGBTQ, and preaches "Save the kids"
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According to ILGA, laws in force in United Kingdom do not regulate or restrict sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression change efforts (SOGIECE), regularly known as “conversion therapies”. The UK government is discussing a ban on conversion therapy. Since 2023, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has failed to comment on actually banning practices of Conversion therapy. He is known to be Anti-LGBTQ, and preaches "Save the kids" therapies”. Conversion therapy ban has been discussed for many years. Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to ban conversion therapy in July 2020 and this was reiterated in the 2021 Queen's Speech. In March 2022, the plans were dropped, only for a partial U-turn just hours later when the government announced that the ban would go ahead but not cover trans people. On January 17 2023, the government announced they'd pass a new law to include transgender people in the conversion therapy ban. Since 2023, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has failed to comment on actually banning practices of Conversion therapy. He is known to be Anti-LGBTQ, and preaches "Save the kids"

edited by qcksws. Rishi Sunak has failed to comment at times for Conversion therapy

Old Value New Value
Start Date(unknown)2023
DescriptionAccording to ILGA, laws in force in United Kingdom do not regulate or restrict sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression change efforts (SOGIECE), regularly known as “conversion therapies”.

The UK government is discussing a ban on conversion therapy.
According to ILGA, laws in force in United Kingdom do not regulate or restrict sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression change efforts (SOGIECE), regularly known as “conversion therapies”.

The UK government is discussing a ban on conversion therapy. Since 2023, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has failed to comment on actually banning practices of Conversion therapy. He is known to be Anti-LGBTQ, and preaches "Save the kids"
Show Difference
According to ILGA, laws in force in United Kingdom do not regulate or restrict sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression change efforts (SOGIECE), regularly known as “conversion therapies”. The UK government is discussing a ban on conversion therapy. Since 2023, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has failed to comment on actually banning practices of Conversion therapy. He is known to be Anti-LGBTQ, and preaches "Save the kids"
Sourceshttps://database.ilga.org/united-kingdom-lgbti
https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-56496423.amp
https://database.ilga.org/united-kingdom-lgbti
https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-56496423.amp
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/15/anger-as-time-runs-out-for-government-to-ban-conversion-therapy-in-uk
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https://database.ilga.org/united-kingdom-lgbti https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-56496423.amp https://database.ilga.org/united-kingdom-lgbti https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-56496423.amp https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/sep/15/anger-as-time-runs-out-for-government-to-ban-conversion-therapy-in-uk

edited by Nathan. Improvements. Status correction

Old Value (Original) New Value
Value(REMOVED)Not banned
Special StatusAmbiguous(REMOVED)
Start DateJan 14, 2023(unknown)
DescriptionThe UK government is discussing a ban on conversion therapy. It has been discussed in parliament and the ban is said to be put into effect ‘shortly’ however a specific date has not yet been confirmed. According to ILGA, laws in force in United Kingdom do not regulate or restrict sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression change efforts (SOGIECE), regularly known as “conversion therapies”.

The UK government is discussing a ban on conversion therapy.
Show Difference
The UK government is discussing a ban on conversion therapy. It has been discussed in parliament and the ban is said to be put into effect ‘shortly’ however a specific date has not yet been confirmed. According to ILGA, laws in force in United Kingdom do not regulate or restrict sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression change efforts (SOGIECE), regularly known as “conversion therapies”. The UK government is discussing a ban on conversion therapy.
Sourceshttps://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-56496423.amphttps://database.ilga.org/united-kingdom-lgbti
https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-56496423.amp
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https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-56496423.amp https://database.ilga.org/united-kingdom-lgbti https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-56496423.amp

created by juliefancourtt

Original entry
StatusAmbiguous
Start DateJan 14, 2023
End Date(none)
DescriptionThe UK government is discussing a ban on conversion therapy. It has been discussed in parliament and the ban is said to be put into effect ‘shortly’ however a specific date has not yet been confirmed.
Sourceshttps://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-56496423.amp
Reports (2)
  • Newer law has been passed "https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2023/oct/19/rishi-sunak-ban-gay-and-trans-conversion-practices Conversion therapy will be entirely or partially banned in The UK"
  • All information is correct, just adding sources "https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/labour-anneliese-dodds-conservatives-government-people-b2426145.html New party could one day ban conversion therapy"