Canada Issues Law Banning Conversion Therapy

The Ban is Given a Royal approve and will take place in 30 days

On Wednesday, Canada outlawed conversion therapy, which claims to be able to change a person's sexual orientation or identity.

It is a criminal under the law to submit a person of any age, consenting or not, to such treatment.

Conversion treatments are based on the premise that sexual orientation can be altered or "cured," which has been debunked by major medical societies in the United States, the United Kingdom, and abroad.

Religious leaders are frequently involved in the activity, although qualified therapists are also involved.

According to the Senate of Canada, the Canadian law makes "offering, promoting, or advertising conversion therapy" a criminal felony. Profiting from the provision of conversion treatment will likewise be illegal.

Furthermore, the law stipulates that it is illegal to remove a "child from Canada with the goal that the kid undertake conversion treatment outside of Canada." The Criminal Code infractions will take effect 30 days after the law was given Royal Assent on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau applauded the Royal Assent, which is granted by Canada's Governor General.

In addition, in May 2020, Germany's parliament established a prohibition on conversion therapy for children and adults who were coerced, intimidated, or mislead into undergoing the controversial procedure.

In The U.S. According to the National Center for Lesbian Rights' Born Perfect campaign, which aims to stop conversion therapy, 20 states and more than 100 municipalities in the country have prohibited the practice.

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