UK To Ban Ex-Gay Torture But Not Ex-Trans Torture

The BBC reports:

The government insists it will ban so-called conversion therapy for gay or bisexual people in England and Wales – but not for transgender people. It comes hours after it had said it would drop plans for the ban entirely.

The announcement on Thursday evening that ministers would explore non-legislative routes to stop the practice was criticised by LGBT groups and MPs.

The legislation will mean therapy to attempt to change peoples’ sexuality will be outlawed, but those practices carried out to change peoples’ gender identity will not.

What a stupid mess. Expect much more on this.