HOW THE LAW CHANGED…
Peter Wildeblood is arrested at a time when homosexuality is illegal, with offenders facing a prison term or chemical castration.
The Wolfenden Report recommends that homosexuality should not be a crime.
Homosexual acts between men over 21 years of age in private are decriminalised in England and Wales (similar laws were not applicable in Scotland and Northern Ireland until the early 1980s).
The age of consent is made equal, regardless of gender, at 16.
The civil Partnership act gives same-sex couples in Britain the same rights as married heterosexual couples.
Marriage between same-sex couples is made legal
in England and Wales.