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Out in the World: Canadian parliament votes to ban conversion therapy for minors

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Conservatives led the charge in Canada's Parliament to vote to ban conversion therapy for minors. The Senate voted without any objections on the bill proposed by Conservative Senator Leo Housakos and fast-tracked through all legislative stages December 7.

Previously, the House of Commons voted unanimously to pass the bill brought forward by Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, who has become a proponent of LGBTQ rights since becoming head of the party.

O'Toole allowed his party to have a free vote on the issue. In an unusual occurrence, conservatives voted in agreement with their liberal counterparts. "The community has been heard," Housakos said in the Senate, reported the Toronto Star. "It was heard by the House of Commons and we saw the

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