CANADA OUTLAWS CONVERTING OR CHANGE BACK TO NORMAL
Canada's federal government introduced legislation to criminalize "gay conversion therapy" that aims to change a person's sexual orientation to what is deemed "normal" by heterosexual standards.
"Conversion therapy is a cruel practice that can lead to life-long trauma, particularly for young people," said Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti. [&]
The new legislation would make it illegal to cause an individual to undergo conversion therapy or remove a minor from Canada for the purpose of undergoing this practice. It would also make it illegal to advertise or profit from providing such therapy.
A ban on conversion therapy was a part of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's platform for re-election in 2019. The bill is also expected to receive support from the New Democrats and the Green Party. &
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