Scottish Liberal Democrats have committed to banning the practice of conversion therapy for LGBT+ people.
Lib Dems have campaigned for this since 2014 and are the first party to commit to supporting the End Conversion Therapy campaign’s calls for legislation to ban. They are asking for a ban on:
- causing a person to undergo conversion therapy;
- removing a minor from Scotland to undergo conversion therapy abroad;
- providing conversion therapy;
- advertising an offer to provide conversion therapy.
Rebecca Bell, Scottish Lib Dem candidate for Edinburgh Northern and Leith, said:
“Conversion therapy is an incredibly harmful practice which has no place in Scotland, or anywhere else in the world. Liberal Democrats will always stand with the LGBT+ community here and around the world. Conversion therapy is not acceptable, it’s a barbaric practice that can leave a person scarred for many years.”