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  • Councillors, advocates criticize Swiss government’s refusal to ban ‘gay conversion therapy’

    05/05/2020 10:51:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 4 October 2019 16:01 CEST+02:00
    Councillors from the city of Basel, as well as representatives from the National Council, have spoken out against the Federal Council for its refusal to put in place laws that would restrict “gay conversion therapy”. Despite gay conversion therapy being heavily criticized by advocacy groups and outlawed in some parts of the world, the LGBTIQ Pink Cross Switzerland organization says that it is “common” in Switzerland. The Federal Council has however stated that it opposes a ban, arguing that the current laws are sufficient to protect people from all types of alternate therapies. Lucas Ott, a representative in the City...