How trans activists exploit gay rights
The battle over trans ‘conversion therapy’ reveals the underhanded tactics of the gender ideologues.
Despite war in Ukraine and an escalating cost-of-living crisis at home, it’s the re-drafted legislation on conversion therapy that has emerged as one of the big talking points from this week’s state opening of parliament. The UK government is proposing to make it illegal to engage in practices designed to change the sexual orientation of under-18s and non-consenting adults.
But campaigners are up in arms. They want a ‘trans-inclusive’ ban to encompass not just sexual orientation, but also gender identity – and for the ban to be extended to all adults, including those who freely consent to wacky ‘therapies’. They see the watering down of the government’s original plan for a total ban on conversion therapy as a betrayal. MPs, including the Green Party’s Caroline Lucas and Labour’s Anneliese Dodds, shadow secretary of state for women and equalities, have spent the hours since the Queen’s Speech being photographed holding pink placards stating: ‘I support a trans-inclusive ban.’ Their call for a total ban on conversion therapy exposes the moral bankruptcy of transgender activists. It shows the full extent to which they are prepared to exploit children – and even gay adults – to further their own ideological agenda.