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MP demands ban on homosexual conversion therapy

National News // June 25, 2020

A member of parliament has written to the Federal Council demanding a legal ban on homosexual conversion therapies. 

Unsplash MP demands ban on homosexual conversion therapy

Socialist Party MP, Angelo Barrile, says a recent decision by the German government which outlaws such therapies raises concerns Switzerland could become a refuge for groups which claim they can ‘cure’ homosexuality. 

The German health minister, defending their new laws, says ‘homosexuality is not a disease’.  

Barrile says one group from Germany has already moved to Switzerland to continue its activities. 

He says young people are particularly vulnerable and such so-called treatment can cause psychological damage and depression.

 

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