"Germany's health minister Jens Spahn wants to introduce a ban on the treatments with the purpose to get people to change sexual orientation."
"He hopes that a law will be implemented already this summer."
"– Homosexuality is not a disease that needs to be treated, " says Jens Spahn, himself openly gay, told the newspaper Die Tageszeitung."
"Jens Spahn, who belongs to chancellor Angela Merkel's christian democratic party CDU, counting with the support from their colleagues in the bundestag, when he put forward the proposal. He says he can't imagine that there can be a resistance against it in his group."
"Within the EU, only Malta and a few Spanish regions that have introduced an explicit prohibition of methods to persuade people to change their sexual orientation. In march of last year, a majority in the EUROPEAN parliament a non-binding statement in which the member states were invited to implement such a ban."