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Conversion therapy ban and other proposals confirmed at the state opening of Parliament

Conversion therapy ban and other proposals confirmed at the state opening of Parliament
© House of Lords 2022, Photography by Annabel Moeller
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
25 May, 2022 2 min read

A ban on so-called ‘conversion therapy’ has been confirmed by the government in the Queen’s Speech at the state opening of Parliament.

Making ‘conversion therapy’ a criminal offence could limit the freedom of evangelical Christians to preach, pray, pastor, or parent in keeping with their biblical beliefs.

Prince Charles (pictured) deputised for the Queen, who was unable to attend the annual constitutional ceremony for the first time since 1963.

A new Schools Bill could force home-schooling parents to register with the local authority.

The ‘Queen’s Speech’ – as it is known – sets out the government’s legislative agenda for the forthcoming parliamentary session.

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