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Trans people will be protected under conversion therapy ban plans, says equalities minister

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2021-03-25 07:30:37

Liz Truss (PA Archive)

Transgender people will be protected under Government plans to ban conversion therapy, according to the equalities minister.

Women and equalities minister Liz Truss said she wanted to ensure that transgender people were “free to live their lives” without being subject to “horrific” conversion therapy.

The minister said earlier this month that the Government would “shortly” bring forward plans to ban conversion therapy, after a string of resignations from the Government’s LGBT advisory panel.

Ms Truss told ITV’s Peston: “I’m very clear that we want to make sure that transgender people are free to live their lives and don’t face the type of horrific conversion therapy that currently has been going on here in the UK.”

Charity Stonewall welcomed the comments, calling them a “clear commitment” by the minister in a post on Twitter.

The charity added: “It is vital that the forthcoming legislative ban promised by Government protects trans people from conversion therapy in all its forms, inclu

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