Germany plans ahead with a ban on conversion therapies

Jens Spahn, Germany’s Health Minister and one of the most senior gay politicians from Germany, has expressed that he would seek a ban on the discredited practices of gay cure therapies.

Recently in an interview he stated that: “Homosexuality is not a disease and it doesn’t need to be cured. That’s why I’m in favor of a ban on conversion therapy.

Spahn seeks to shape the law with the help of Katarina Barley, Minister of Justice of Germany, so that together the practical implementation of the ban can come easier.

Even so, Germany will investigate models of existing conversion therapies bans across the world to create one. Aiming for an agreement on the matter by the summer 2019 and going as far as possible as to outlaw it completely.

Malta was the first European country to outlaw the practice back in 2016.

“I do not believe in these therapies because of my own sexual orientation. I [believe] that God has something in mind.”

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Miguel Soromenho

Miguel Soromenho

Miguel Soromenho Pereira is a Portuguese guy, born in November… a scorpion. Lives in Oeiras and studied Architecture and Game Development. Likes to play videogames, meditate, practice yoga and go to the gym. Works as Executive Director of Pois since January 2019.

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