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Ireland Seeks to Ban Conversion Therapy

Roderic O’Gorman, Ireland’s minister for children, equality, disability, integration, and youth, has promised to introduce legislation to ban conversion therapy. O’Gorman, who is gay, has described conversion therapy as exploitative and “a cruel process rooted in the promotion of shame,” the Irish Mirror reports.“Obviously, legislation takes time, but I think it’s possible we could have it passed by the end of the year,” he recently told the Mirror. “That’s certainly what I’d be working towards, but it could drift into 2024.” He would introduce the bill in the Dáil, the lower house of Ireland’s Parliament.“I have met people who have been subjected to conversion therapy,” he continued. “It doesn’t happen a lot in Ireland, but when it does happen, its impact can be really devastating on people.
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