The UK government is expected to introduce an “ex-gay” therapy ban bill that includes gender identity.

Also known as “conversion therapy,” “reparative therapy,” and “sexual orientation change efforts,” such therapies attempt to alter the sexual orientation or gender identity of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson last year dropped plans for such a ban, then announced a ban that would exclude people who identify as transgender. Johnson's sudden ouster left the proposal in limbo.

In a statement released Tuesday, MP Michelle Donelan announced that a bill that will “protect everyone” will be introduced “shortly.”

“It is right that this issue is tackled through a dedicated and tailored legislative approach, which is why we are announcing today that the government will publish a draft bill which will set out a proposed approach to ban conversion practices, this will apply to England and Wales,” she wrote. “The bill will protect everyone, including those targeted on the basis of their sexuality, or being transgender.”

“The government will publish the draft bill shortly and will ask for pre-legislative scrutiny by a joint committee in this parliamentary session.”

“The legislation must not, through a lack of clarity, harm the growing number of children and young adults experiencing gender-related distress, through inadvertently criminalizing or chilling legitimate conversations parents or clinicians may have with their children,” Donelan added.

Such a bill was first promised in 2018 under the leadership of former Prime Minister Theresa May.