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Conversion therapy ban in Scotland could be illegal, says top lawyer

Conversion therapy ban in Scotland could be illegal, says top lawyer
Human Rights lawyer, Aidan O’Neill KC
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
19 December, 2022 2 min read

Leading lawyer, Aidan O’Neill KC, has warned that the sweeping proposals by the Scottish Government to ban so-called ‘conversion therapy’ could be struck down by the courts.

He says the proposals are so broad that they go beyond the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament.

Activists have been accused of seeking a ‘LGBT blasphemy law’, which effectively criminalises anyone who speaks against their agenda.

The Scottish Government’s proposals could criminalise ordinary Christian preaching, praying, pastoring – and even parenting – which promotes biblical sexual ethics.

Aidan O’Neill KC, who specialises in Human Rights law has written a legal opinion for The Christian Institute.

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