Psychotherapists Bill

Dec 3, 2014gay change

From Core  Issues Trust:

This week sees a return to parliament of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill 2014-2015, presented by MP Geraint Davies and supported by a range of politicians.

The Bill attempts to reflect a similar pattern in the USA. Yesterday the Washington D.C. Council banned therapy wrongly termed ‘conversion’ therapy for minors, following California and New Jersey. The action follows an attempt to define such therapy as ‘torture’ at the United Nations’ Committee Against Torture (CAT) in Geneva last month.

The Bill now before the UK parliament both calls for a ban of therapeutic support for people who experience unwanted homosexual feelings, and criminalises any individual, whether professional or not, seeking to help any person who wishes to reduce homosexual practices or feelings. There are no exceptions to this ban: not even individuals in opposite sex marriages wishing to remain in their relationship so as to maintain their homes and families, or those who hold to traditional Judaeo- Christian values.

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