Tur­ing’s Law par­dons gays

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THOU­SANDS of gay and bi­sex­ual men con­victed of now-abol­ished sex­ual of­fences have been posthu­mously par­doned.

The his­toric mo­ment was con­firmed by the Gov­ern­ment as the so-called “Tur­ing’s Law” took ef­fect on Tues­day.

Jus­tice Min­is­ter Sam Gy­imah said it was a “truly mo­men­tous day”.

The par­dons, which were first an­nounced last year, have now been of­fi­cially rub­ber-stamped af­ter the Polic­ing and Crime Bill re­ceived Royal As­sent.

It en­shrines in law par­dons for those con­victed of con­sen­sual same-sex re­la­tion­ships be­fore the law changed.

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