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Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964) is a British politician, author, and former journalist who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. He was Foreign Secretary from 2016 to 2018 and Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016. Johnson was Member of Parliament (MP) for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and has been MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip since 2015. Ideologically, he identifies as a one-nation conservative.
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UK PM Boris Johnson Doubles Down On Trans ‘Conversion Therapy’ Exemption

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a Conservative, received backlash from health and LGBTQI organisations after doubling down on exempting trans kids from the ban on ‘conversion therapy.’In an interview with SkyNews, Johnson remarked that he is “sad” about the backlash but said, “I don’t think that it’s reasonable for kids to be deemed so-called Gillick-competent to take decisions about their gender or irreversible treatments that they may have.

I think there should be parental involvement at the very least.” He finished the statement by saying that he is understanding of people’s situations and supportive if people want to “change” genders.

Boris Johnson explains why he is exempting trans children from the ban on conversion therapy He also ranges more widely on the issue of competing rights for the first timeFull exchange: pic.twitter.com/cRY2ohXev1— Sam Coates Sky (@SamCoatesSky) April 6, 2022The acting chair of the British Medical Association’s (BMA) representative body, Dr Latifa Patel, disagreed with Johnson and believes that “conversion therapy should be banned “in its entirety. “While this is now supposedly happening for gay and bisexual people, it seems the Government will only rely on current legislation or non-legislative options for transgender people who are subjected to the practice.

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