Regina City Council to vote one more time before deciding fate of conversion therapy

Residents gather in front of Regina City Hall on Wednesday, July 14, showing support for a ban on conversion therapy. Photo Josh Sigurdson.

Close to 30 delegates spoke in front of Regina City Council on Wednesday afternoon and evening, as the debate surrounding a ban on conversion therapy was once again discussed.

After hours of debate, the bylaw banning the practice passed first and second readings, it will be voted on and must pass a third and final time in August, with no delegates speaking on the matter, before becoming illegal to practice in the city.

Conversion therapy is said to be a practice that is aimed to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

It was banned in Saskatoon in February, in June the Federal Government also introduced a bill to ban it nation wide.



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