In Germany are allowed alleged treatments for homosexuality. To change the Minister of health Spahn, and the so-called conversion therapies by law.
Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn wants to let so-called conversion therapies for homosexuality, prohibit by law. The CDU politician announced to want to work together with the Ministry of justice up to the summer of a draft for the regulations to prepare. These pseudo-therapies aim to move Gays and lesbians to a heterosexual orientation.
Spahn said to the "newspaper": "homosexuality is not a disease, and therefore it is also not therapy in need." And he added:
"I don't believe in these therapies, because of my own Gayness. I always say, God will have a plan."
the Minister of health, Jens Spahn: "homosexuality is not a disease."a monetary penalty is not enough Spahn
Spahn wants to begin a study of the Federal Foundation Magnus Hirschfeld. This is to examine how other countries with conversion, or reorientation therapies bypass. Then it should be clarified which legal rules should be anchored in Germany.
According to Spahn should in the future provide, for example, the medical profession, the legal consequences for those who offer the supposed "cure". The social law would have to remuneration for conversion therapies to ban. And also a legal sentence does not want to introduce Spahn, however, is not yet clear how this should look like. The Greens have already proposed a fine of 500 Euro for Spahn enough. Such a penalty was not "excessive as a deterrent".In many countries
a number of countries banned the pseudo-therapies prohibit In the United States they are prohibited in eleven States completely, as for example in Malta or Ecuador. Already in 2013 the World called ' Congress of a resolution by an international ban on this alleged treatment. The German Federal chamber of physicians signed the decision.
But still decry nationwide organizations and associations of homosexuality as a defect and blemish. The German Institute for youth and society about itself on its website clear, however, that any sexual identity should be considered to be equal in the basic law. As such, young people will be taken so that the important ideal of a monogamous marriage between a man and a woman. And it raises the question, what did this mean for religious communities, "the ethical and moral grounds, for example. homosexual or bisexual life forms reject?"