The government has refused to make gay ‘cure’ therapy illegal
The UK government has refused to make gay ‘cure’ therapy a crime.
It is currently legal to practice the so-called therapy, though it is banned on the NHS.
More than 11,000 people have signed a petition urging authorities to officially make it a crime.
The petition was created by undercover journalist Josh Parry, who exposed a church practising gay cure therapy.
The number of signatures he attracted was enough to earn a response – but not a positive one.
“The Government totally condemns any attempt to treat being gay, lesbian or bisexual as an illness, the reply from the Department of Health began.
“However, the Government does not believe creating a criminal offence is the right way forward.”
The response continued: “The Government fully recognises the importance of this issue and the adverse impact this treatment could have on lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people.”
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