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Parliament to debate trans ‘conversion therapy’ ban after petition gets over 140,000 signatures

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Parliament has scheduled a debate on including trans people in its restrictions on ‘conversion therapy’ after a petition on the issue got more than 140,000 signatures.

As of 18 May, it is the third most-signed open petition on the government’s official website. At 10,000 signatures, the government was obligated to issue a response to it, which the Cabinet Office finally did on 13 May.

It previously reached the 100,000 threshold required to be considered for parliamentary debate on 11 April, which on 18 May the Petitions Committee confirmed had been scheduled for 20 June.

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