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Shapeshifting Sunak’s tax-cutting conversion risks overpromising

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Harold Wilson’s quip that a week is a long time in politics has rarely been more true than in the case of Rishi Sunak. Seven days ago the former chancellor was marketing himself as the candidate of financial rectitude...

Theresa May calls for ban on transgender conversion practices

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Theresa May has urged Boris Johnson to ban transgender conversion practices as a part of proposed legislation. Writing in the i paper on the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Pride, the former Conservative prime mini...

Biden signs executive order to curb anti-trans laws and conversion therapy

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Joe Biden has signed an executive order aimed at curbing discrimination against transgender youth and drying up federal funding for the controversial practice of “conversion therapy”. Biden’s executive order, which co...

Bill banning conversion practices will only fully cover under-18s, No 10 says

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The government’s proposed ban on conversion practices intended to change people’s sexuality will in fact only fully cover under-18s, Downing Street has confirmed, saying it had to “strike the right balance” on outlawi...

I went through ‘conversion therapy’ – no trans person should face that torture again

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You hear it all the time, the question: “When did you know you were trans?” The question should really be: “When did I know that the rest of the world didn’t behave in the same way as I did?” When I came out at 14, mo...

The Guardian view on banning ‘conversion therapy’: protect everyone

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“On reflection, it was something he cared passionately about.” This was the absurd explanation from a Downing Street spokesperson of the prime minister’s partial U-turn on scrapping a ban on conversion practices. The ...

Johnson’s LGBT adviser ‘dismayed’ at failure to ban trans conversion practices

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The prime minister’s LGBT adviser has said he is “dismayed” by the decision not to include transgender people in a ban on conversion practices, while describing the cancellation of the government’s equality conference...

Battle still on to protect trans people under conversion ban, say Tory MPs

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About 50 Tory MPs could force the government to toughen up its ban on conversion practices by backing a move to extend the protections to transgender people, the Guardian has been told. Campaigners fighting for Downin...

LGBT groups quit UK conference over failure to ban trans conversion practices

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More than 80 LGBT and HIV charities, including Stonewall and the Terrence Higgins Trust, are to boycott the UK government’s first global LGBT conference, in response to the decision to exclude trans people from a ban ...

Conversion practices U-turns ‘set Tories back 25 years’ with LGBT+ community

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The LGBT+ community has lost trust in the government following the debacle over a ban on so-called conversion practices, with many seeing the exclusion of trans people as a hostile act, according to a leading campaign...

What are LGBTQ+ conversion practices and why is there a push to ban them?

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Boris Johnson performed two U-turns within the space of a few hours on Thursday relating to the government’s four-year-old pledge to ban LGBTQ+ conversion practices. On Thursday, ITV obtained a leak of a Downing Stree...

Boris Johnson ditches plans for ban on LGBT conversion practices

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Boris Johnson has ditched plans for a legal ban on conversion practices despite repeated promises for such a move, Downing Street has confirmed. The government announced the change of policy after it emerged in a leak...

Planning a loft conversion? Seven key factors to consider

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On paper, it’s the ultimate property no-brainer. Why move house when you can add an entire new floor – and extra value – to your home, for significantly less stress, upheaval and money? Enquiries about loft conversion...

Activists warn against loophole in UK ban on conversion practices

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Campaigners are urging ministers to ensure any forthcoming UK-wide ban on conversion practices does not contain a loophole allowing those who received “informed consent” from their victims to evade justice. Critics of...

Canada votes to ban LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’

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Canadian lawmakers have passed a motion banning the discredited practice of “conversion therapy”, in a rare show of unanimity in the country’s parliament. A surprise motion on Wednesday by the opposition Conservatives...

The UK must ban ‘conversion therapy’ – even for adults who claim to want it

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Last week the government finally published its proposals on how it intends to ban the degrading practice of so-called “conversion therapy”. It has taken years of lobbying, several high-profile resignations, as well as...

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