Malta is the first country in Europe to prohibit therapy which claims to 'cure' homosexuality. The parliament in Valetta unanimously voted for the prohibition.
Anyone who attempts to change or suppress the sexual preference or gender identity of someone can from now on be fined or imprisoned. Medical specialists who offer therapy to 'cure' homosexuals are from now on also punishable by law. The penalty can rise to 10,000 euros or a year of imprisonment.
The so-called therapies to cure homosexuality are controversial in nearly all of Europe. The Guardian writes that a few years ago a British study showed that of 1,300 interviewed psychotherapists over 200 were found willing to give therapy to change sexual behaviour.homosexuality, cure