A citizens' initiative to ban conversion therapy will head to the Finnish Parliament after it exceeded the required 50,000 signatures on Sunday.
The aim of the "No Violation" citizens' initiative is to ban treatments aimed at the so-called 'conversion' of sexual and gender minorities.
Once the number of signatures of support has been verified and approved, the initiative can be submitted to Parliament.
The previous citizens' initiative to ban conversion therapy was submitted to Parliament in 2021. However, it lapsed because Parliament's Social Affairs and Health Committee did not add it to the legislative agenda prior to the parliamentary elections in April. Citizens' initiatives that have not been heard by Parliament expire at the end of parliamentary terms.
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