It’s interesting stuff and all to do with exactly what evidence is being provided to support policy decisions.
“There is no good evidence this works and we believe it has the potential to cause harm…”
1. What is Conversion therapy? Following a helpful reminder that the subject under discussion is ‘talking therapy’, the document’s main . . . → Read More: Core Issues on the Conversion Therapy Consensus Statement
Here it is and it’s juicy. These are the best bits.
34. It is common ground that a public body cannot exercise a statutory power for an improper purpose: see De Smith’s Judicial Review at paras 5-082 to 5-119. It is not disputed by Mr Pleming that, if the decision to disallow the advertisement had . . . → Read More: Court of Appeal Ruling on Core Issues vs TfL
An extraordinary story.
A gay couple from Barnsley are threatening legal action against the government after discovering they will not be able to marry on 29 March, when the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act comes into force, because they are already in a civil partnership.
Michael and Paul Atwal-Brice entered into a civil partnership in . . . → Read More: Converting Civil Partnerships to Marriage? Not so easy.
Forget dealing with Pilling. That is a relatively easy job; set up a “facilitated conversation” (this will take a few months), engage in the facilitated conversation (this will take two years, as recommended by Sir Joseph), report back on the facilitated conversation (this will take half a year). Bingo, you’ve pushed off the debate for . . . → Read More: The Oncoming Storm
Oh this is hilarious, especially the last line.
For those not in the UK who don’t understand the context, this will help.
In an extraordinary move the Association of Christian Counsellors in the UK has asked its members not to conduct reparative therapy.
In December 2012, ACC made a statement to its members supporting and clarifying our ethical framework. The Board has continued to discuss and reflect on the area specifically relating to work with clients who . . . → Read More: ACC “Bans” Reparative Therapy