“Homosexuality is not a disease. That’s why the term therapy is misleading. We want to ban so-called conversion therapies as far as possible. Wherever they are carried out, they often cause serious physical suffering and emotional distress. These so-called therapies make people sick, not healthy. The ban sends out an important signal to society, to all those who struggle with their homosexuality: It’s okay to be the way you are.”1
- Spahn is quoted by the German Federal Ministry of Health, “Act to Protect against Conversion Treatments” https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/en/press/2020/conversion-treatments.html (last accessed June 3, 2020).