Theresa May 'deeply regrets' UK's colonial anti-gay laws

Theresa May 'deeply regrets' UK's colonial anti-gay laws
 

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she deeply regrets the UK's role in criminalising same-sex relations in its former colonies.
The laws were passed under British rule and are still used in 37 of the Commonwealth's 53 member nations.
There is a global trend towards decriminalising homosexual acts, but some countries, like Nigeria and Uganda, have imposed stricter laws.
At a Commonwealth meeting, Mrs May said laws were "wrong then and wrong now".
Same-sex relations are explicitly banned in 72 countries, according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and... read more

 
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