02 August 2017, The Tablet

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

by Mark Oakley

Homosexuality and the Law

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

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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