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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