Google announced it would remove an app that promoted conversion therapy from its Play Store after it was pushbacked by an LGBT interest group.
A company spokesperson said to The Hill in a statement that he had removed the app for Living Hope Ministries, which promotes "committed, monogamous, heterosexual" relationships, and says, "Anything but this ideal fails God's view of humanity. " 19659002] "After consulting external stakeholders, reviewing our guidelines, and ensuring that we thoroughly understood the app and its relationship to conversion therapy, we decided to remove it from the Play Store, in line with other app stores." said the Google spokesman.
The tech giant decided to remove the app after the LGBT rights group Human Rights Campaign suspended Google from the Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
"The so-called" transformational therapy "involves a series of dangerous and discredited practices that falsely claim to alter the sexual orientation or gender identity or expression of a person," footnotes to the CEI. "Pending remedies to address this app that can harm the LGBTQ community are exposed to the CEI rating."
Michael Burke contributed to the coverage.