In the 1970s paedophilia was a cause for liberals
The human rights activist Peter Tatchell still advocates reducing the age of sexual consent to 14. Mr Tatchell maintains that young people of 14 are entitled to a sexual relationship. Social attitudes were different in 1975 and it is a nice irony that the paedophile liberation movement was then part of the liberal agenda, which now so excoriates those with such tendencies.
source: Article 'In the 1970s paedophilia was a cause for liberals' by Mary Kenny; www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/in-the-1970s-paedophilia-was-a-cause-for-liberals-16155542.html; Belfasttelegraph.co.uk; 9 May 2012