Campaigner to deliver Downing Street letter Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell is to deliver a letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May, urging her to “compensate living men who were convicted under discriminatory anti-gay laws – both before and after 1967 – in instances where their behaviour is now no longer Continue Reading
A bill to pardon and clear the criminal records of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of consensual homosexuality was passed unopposed by Parliament today.
Conservative minister Sam Gyimah spoke for so long that bill offering pardon for those convicted for abolished crimes ran out of time.
John Leech has pushed for an amendment on the ‘Alan Turing Law’ which will see tens of thousands pardoned.
Alan Turing was given a posthumous royal pardon, in 2013, prompted by a campaign led by former MP John Leech.
The Alan Turing law could see thousands of men absolved for crimes they would be innocent of today.