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OPINION: UK gov. must pardon all convicted of historic consensual same-sex offences

OPINION: UK gov. must pardon all convicted of historic consensual same-sex offences

By Paul Johnson Professor Paul Johnson is head of the department of sociology at the University of York; Alistair Lexden is a Conservative peer and Lords Deputy Speaker; and Michael Cashman, a former Labour MEP, is a non-affiliated peer in the House of Lords The UK government must stop dragging its heels and move quickly […]

UK: Posthumous Pardons for Gay Men Under Turing Law

UK: Posthumous Pardons for Gay Men Under Turing Law

Thousands of gay men, who had been charged under now defunct British laws which deemed homosexuality an offence, are to be pardoned posthumously, with those still living having to apply to the Home Office for same. The amendment (Turing Law) only applies to England and Wales, and not devolved governments like Northern Ireland and Scotland. […]