Campaigners demand no loophole for religious groups in conversion therapy ban

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Campaigners have urged the government to bring forward a full ban on conversion therapy in the Queen’s Speech over fears of a loophole for religious groups.

Opponents say the practise is a form of abuse and warn it that can lead to long-term physical and mental harm.

Almost three years after Theresa May first committed to ending conversion therapy in Britain, a ban will be announced when the government sets out its legislative programme tomorrow. But it is thought the government will consult on the exact scope of a ban, including on how to protect religious freedoms.