Turing’s Law pardons gays
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.