Meretz chairman MK Nitzan Horowitz will put to the vote today (Wednesday) the bill banning young people from being sent to conversion therapies for their sexual orientation.
Ministers and MKs from the Blue and White faction are expected to support the bill, and this could lead to a coalition crisis, among other things due to the ultra-Orthodox ‘opposition to the bill.
LGBT organizations tried to enlist the support of MKs from the Hadash party and even liberal MKs from the Likud. The organizations even threatened to harm the media in Knesset members who would oppose the law.
Culture Minister Hili Trooper White Brush told the Knesset channel that “there will be a discussion in the faction. It is clear that we are against conversion therapies. I assume that the majority will vote against conversion therapies, if not all. I do not know anyone here who supports conversion therapies.”
Lawmaker Nitzan Horowitz wrote on Twitter yesterday: “All the professional bodies (psychologists, doctors, psychiatrists) are part of my effort to finally pass the law banning conversion therapies.”
Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid also announced that he would support the bill, “An important day for the passionate community”, we will vote in favor of Nitzan Horowitz’s bill to ban conversion therapies. It is not a matter of opposition and coalition, it is a matter of boys ‘and girls’ lives. ‘.