Canada moves to criminalize gay conversion therapy

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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. Read more: Germany plans to ban gay ‘conversion therapy’ “Conversion therapy has been discredited and denounced by professionals and health associations in Canada, the United States and around the world. It has no basis on science or facts,” he added.