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02 August 2017 | by Mark Oakley

Shameful persecution that still continues: The fiftieth anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offences Act by Parliament

Homosexuality and the Law

 

Last Saturday, in the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, on the corner of Trafalgar Square, an ecumenical service was held to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offences Act by Parliament. The Act brought into law in England and Wales the Wolfenden Committee’s recommendations in 1956 for a partial decriminalisation of homosexual acts.





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