MLA Hunter supports conversion therapy ban

SDLP East Derry MLA Cara Hunter has today joined her party colleagues in the Assembly calling for a ban on conversion therapy.

Cara Hunter said: “I was glad to have the opportunity today to speak in the Assembly motion calling for a ban on conversion therapy. Today’s debate is the symptom of a very sick part of our society that still believes our LGBT+ friends, family and colleagues need to be cured.

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“Today was a positive step forward but now we need to see real action and the Communities Minister bringing forward legislation to ban conversion therapy. This is a small but significant step forward.

“Members of the LGBT+ community need our respect and they need our support. I hope that today’s motion goes some way in beginning the process of bringing in a ban on conversion therapy in Northern Ireland.”

Cara Hunter MLA