"Shame and disgrace" shouted some haredi MKs after the bill passed, as a number of MKs began to applaud.
The bill is nevertheless another straw on the camel’s back.
The legislation, proposed by Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz, would remove the license of a psychologist who uses conversion therapy, fine them and send them to jail for repeat offenses.
The United Nations independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity called last month for a global ban on conversion therapy, describing it as "cruel, inhumane and degrading."
The Order of Psychologists said members would face disciplinary proceedings if they carried out the treatment.
'When the family is good, accepting and inclusive it's all well and good, but when the family gets mad and violent who ignores needs, identity and wants of the child, then the house is a prison'
Station claims Yigal Levinstein said conversion therapy is necessary to rid people of homosexual tendencies. Rabbi says he referred to 'normative therapy'
LGBT+ people - some children - have undergone abuses like lobotomies, castration and masturbatory reconditioning in the past, in a bid to change their sexual orientation or gender identity, ILGA said
The "formers" are lobbying against two House bills: H.R. 5, the Equality Act - and H.R. 3570, the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act.
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