Holyrood to pass gay pardons law

Holyrood to pass gay pardons law
 

MSPs are to pass a law that will automatically pardon gay and bisexual men who were convicted of sexual offences that are no longer illegal.
Consenting sexual activity between men over the age of 21 was only decriminalised in Scotland in 1981.
It was a further 20 years before the age of consent for gay men was lowered to 16.
The new law will pardon men convicted of having consensual sex with other men before it was decriminalised.
It will also enable men to apply to have convictions for same-sex sexual activity that is now legal removed from central criminal conviction records.
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6 June 2018 in Regional, Views: 57
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