New law soon to ban conversion therapy targeting LGBT people: UK culture minister

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Britain will seek to ban conversion therapy targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, cracking down on treatments claiming to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Culture minister Michelle Donelan said on Tuesday the government would publish draft legislation shortly setting out proposals to ban conversion practices in England and Wales.

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“The Bill will protect everyone, including those targeted on the basis of their sexuality, or being transgender,” Donelan said in a statement.

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