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“Turing” Pardons for Scotland?

The Scottish Government have announced that they will introduce a bill to pardon people convicted of the historical discriminatory ‘homosexual’ offences. The Historical Sexual Offences (Pardons and Disregards) (Scotland) Bill follows similar legislation for Wales and England, pioneered by Manchester MP John Leech which became part of the 2017 Policing and Crime Act. This built on the pardon given to […]

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Historic Offences Go

The “Turing Pardon” has today been extended to thousands more bisexual and gay men. A clause added to the Policing and Crime Bill, which received Royal Assent today. An estimated 49,000 people who died with convictions under homophobic laws are now automatically pardoned of those offences. It may be viewed for them as largely symbolic, and was acheived through first […]

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