Layla on Conversion Therapy loophole
Lib Dem MP for Oxford West & Abingdon Layla Moran has highlighted a potential loophole in the government proposals to end conversion therapy.
Speaking to the Oxford Mail, she said: "Teaching people that there's something wrong with them just because of who they love isn't 'therapy'. It's cruel and can be incredibly harmful for the thousands of LGBTQ+ people who have been subjected to it."
But she added: "These proposals don't go far enough - the Government is leaving open a loophole that would mean vulnerable people could 'consent' to undergoing conversion therapy. That is not a ban. The Government are also effectively ignoring conversion therapy in religious settings, which flies in the face of the evidence we have about where this is happening.
"The Conservatives' actions are letting down LGBTQ+ people across the UK, who still suffer far too much harm and discrimination. Liberal Democrats will continue our fight to outlaw conversion therapy outright without any further delay, and ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect."