Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Layla Moran MP has tabled a motion to Parliament to ban the “outdated” and “harmful” LGBTQ+ conversion therapy.
The motion, tabled yesterday, calls on the Government to ensure that all citizens of the LGBTQ+ community feel protected from harm, with calls to make it a criminal offence to force people to attend conversion therapy and to send individuals abroad for.
Lib Dem MP Layla Moran said:
“Conversion therapy is a deeply harmful practice. Being forced to participate can have a lifelong mental health impact on members of the LGBTQ+ community.
"The Government must protect people by making LGBTQ+ conversion therapy illegal. It should be an offence to run conversion therapy and to force anyone to attend it, either in the UK or abroad.
“I will continue to campaign against this dangerous practice that serves as an ongoing threat to the LGBTQ+ community."