Thread from December 16th 2020
Government ban on conversion therapy: "Minister O’Gorman looks forward to fulfilling that commitment in due course." Asked what evidence there is of any "conversion therapy" in Ireland the Department didn't answer.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-55326461 " Gay conversion therapy: Hundreds of religious leaders call for ban" 16th December 2020
Department says "A description of practices described as 'conversion therapy' is given by the United Nations Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (IESOGI) in a report published earlier this year".
This report is available from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at:
These include clearly abusive ones such as electric shocks but also "psychotherapy". Which is why this is seen as a Trojan horse to criminalize anything other than affirming someone in their "gender identity".
If the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth can't answer the question as to what evidence there is of "conversion therapy" taking place here, why do we need legislation to ban it?
Children need protection from gender identity ideology.