France will punish LGTBI people with two years in prison and a fine of 30.000 euros
El Parliament of France has definitively approved the bill that will punish with prison sentences and fines the «conversion therapies» defended by some religious groups and from the extreme right that seek to modify the sexual orientation or gender identity of people LGTBI. In this way, it becomes considered a crime.modify or repress sexual orientation or gender identity, real or perceived«.
From now on, they will be punished with at least two years in prison and a fine of 30.000 euros when the victim is physically and mentally damaged. The punishment will increase to three years in prison and a fine of 45.000 euros when acting on a minor or a person with a disability.
This type of "therapies» aim to impose ci-heterosexuality on gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people. Three types of pseudotherapies are distinguished and all of them are truly dangerous. In the "religious» we find abstinence or even exorcism sessions; in the "medical» Hormonal treatments, hypnopsis and even electroshock are produced; And in the "sociales» heterosexual marriages are often forced.
"There is nothing to cure"
Parliament has adopted the norm with the unanimous vote of the 142 deputies present. In unison, almost all political representatives have repeated the following sentence in the gallery: «There is nothing to heal«. «We formally condemn all those who consider a change of sex or identity as a disease«, explained the MEP Laurence Vanceunebrock, which started this text supported by the presidential majority.
For Minister of Equality French, Elisabeth moreno, the approval of this text will send «a clear signal» so that the victims of these «barbaric practices» have the value of «more easily cross the door of a police station«.
The law prohibiting conversion therapies is adopted unanimously!
Let's be proud, these unworthy practices have no place in the Republic. Because being yourself is not a crime, because there is nothing to be cured.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) -
The French President, Emmanuel Macron, whose party presented the initiative for this new law, has celebrated its approval through its social networks. «The law prohibiting conversion therapy is unanimously approved! Let us be proud, these unworthy practices have no place in the Republic. Because being oneself is not a crime, because there is nothing to cure"He wrote on Twitter.
With this rule, French parliamentarians follow in the footsteps of countries such as Germany y Malta, who have already legislated on the subject, and who will soon be added Belgium, Netherlands y United Kingdom.