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Ministers extend process to ban gay conversion therapy by two months

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discredited practice in a move designed to protect LGBT people.The government said in October it would create a new criminal offence within months to end the coercive pseudo-scientific ‘treatments’.

The original consultation period had been due to end on Friday, with legislation introduced by spring 2022, four years after it first became official policy.A consultation on the changes has been extended but the government says it still remains committed to hitting its spring deadline.Women and equalities minister Liz Truss said the government is ‘absolutely determined’ to introduce a ban but it wants to ‘hear all views on the best ways to do that’.Critics of the plans say they should go further, outlawing all conversion therapy.The government.

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