The Knesset plenum on Wednesday passed a preliminary reading of a bill to ban psychologists from practicing controversial gay conversion therapy on minors. The vote was 42 in favor and 36 against, with several coalition members breaking discipline to support the measure, despite the government stance against it.

The sponsor of the bill, Knesset member Nitzan Horowitz, leader of the opposition Meretz party, said the bill is "just and right" and should have passed years ago. He spoke to KAN's Arieh O'Sullivan about the behind the scenes efforts to secure its passage.