Petition Make all forms of LGBT Conversion Therapy Practices illegal in 2021
'Government of the people by the people for the people'. If this is still true, I urge the government to make the lives of LGBT youths that little bit better in 2021 by banning all forms of GCT. By banning this abhorrent practice, we can lead globally in terms of LGBT rights & Mental Health wellness
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people. LGBT teenagers are 5 times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers and are more than 8 times more likely if they come from a family that rejects their lifestyle. It did not happen by chance that my life as a gay man approaching his 40s is drastically better than of previous generations, therefore I want to do my small part in continuing this amazing progress. "Be the change you want to see in the world". Gandhi.
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MPs call for Government to bring forward promised legislation to ban conversion therapy
The Chair of the Liaison Committee, which brings together the Chairs of every House of Commons Committee, including the Petitions Committee, has written to the Government to urge them to bring forward legislation to ban the practice of conversion therapy.
The Petitions Committee asked for this legislation to be requested, following the petitions it has continued to receive on this issue and the repeated commitments made by the Government in response.
The Chair of the Liaison Committee said:
“The Government’s programme has been understandably impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. But now that this is closer to being under control, we would urge the Government to deliver on its commitments to and demands from select committees on other vitally important legislation which committees are keen to see brought forward.”
The current 'Parliamentary session' is expected to finish around May this year. At the start of the new session the Government will announce its plans for introducing new laws and policies over the next year.
What is the Liaison Committee?
The Liaison Committee is a group of MPs who Chair other House of Commons Select Committees, including the Chair of the Petitions Committee.
Find out more about the Liaison Committee: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/103/liaison-committee-commons/
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