Banning conversion therapy: responses to the government consultation
This government consultation ran from 29th October 2021: the deadline was extended to 4th February 2022 after women’s rights organisation Fair Play For Women threatened a judicial review if the deadline for public responses was not made longer than the initial six weeks.
The plan to criminalise conversion therapy has been shelved. This page catalogues organisational responses to the plan.
Sex Matters produced our own response and also published our analysis of the two documents produced by Coventry University that the government shared, and a range of other posts, publications and resources on this topic.
Many gender-critical groups and individuals responded the call for evidence, including:
|Bayswater Support Group|
|For Women Scotland|
|Gay Men’s Network|
|Labour Women’s Declaration|
|Keira Bell and Transgender Trend asked Jeremy Hyam QC for a legal opinion|
|Women’s Human Rights Campaign|
|British Medical Association|
|British Psychological Society|
|General Medical Council|
|General Pharmaceutical Council|
|Health and Care Professions Council ((UK-wide statutory regulator of healthcare and psychological professions governed by the Health Professions Order 2001)|
|NASUWT teachers’ union|
|Pharmacists’ Defence Association’s (PDA) LGBT+ Network|
|Psychotherapy and Counselling Union|
|Scottish Association of Social Work and Social Workers Union|
Trans activist organisations
The consultation only affects England and Wales. The Scottish Parliament’s Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee has also published a report.