GERMANY: Bill Would Ban Ex-Gay Torture Nationwide

Deutsche Welle reports:

German Health Minister Jens Spahn unveiled a draft law on Monday that largely bans “conversion therapy” for LGBT+ people. The practice will be completely banned for all youths under the age of 18, the newspapers of the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND) reported, citing a copy of the draft law.

The law stops short of a complete ban, however, with consenting adults allowed to seek “treatment” for their sexuality — albeit under restricted circumstances. The practice would no longer be legal, however, if the person ended up consenting to the therapy after being deceived, coerced or threatened.

So far Malta is the only country with a nationwide ban. Last year the UK government said it was in “consultation” on a ban but there’s been no movement since then.