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Mexico City Criminalises ‘Conversion Therapy’

Mexico City’s regional congress approved a bill criminalising so-called gay ‘conversion therapy’. Through a virtual session, the lawmakers passed the bill, which received broad cross-party support.

As ‘Reuters’ reports, under the new law, conversion therapy is defined as psychological or psychiatric measures or treatments that intend to “nullify, hinder, modify or undermine” the expression of a person’s gender identity or their sexual orientation.

With the approval of this bill, conversion therapy providers now face up to five years in prison, with higher sentences for those who subject minors to the practice.

The approval of the bill makes Mexico City, Mexico’s capital, the first jurisdiction in Mexico to ban the practice. 

In North America major efforts are in place to outlaw the practice with several US states, including Colorado, New York, California and Washington, have banned it.

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