RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) On Friday, July 24th, Mexico City’s regional assembly approved a bill to criminalize gay conversion therapy, in a step hailed as a major victory for Mexico’s gay and lesbian community.
Methods applied by proponents of conversion therapy to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity have ranged from psychological counseling to religious instruction and even electroshock therapy. The practice has become widely discredited in recent years.
In a virtual session, Mexico City’s lawmakers passed the bill, which received broad cross-party support.
Conversion therapy providers now face up to five . . .