Men with historic gay sex convictions to have 'crimes' expunged

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Men who have historic convictions for homosexual sex with a partner aged over 16 will have records of their crimes expunged from next year. Lynne Featherstone, the Liberal Democrat equalities minister, will announce firm proposals for new legislation within days, The Sunday Telegraph has learned. The move will benefit thousands of men who were prosecuted for gay sex with someone over 16 during decades when the practice was against the law.

source: Article 'Men with historic gay sex convictions to have 'crimes' expunged' by Patrick Hennessy; www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8224927/Men-with-historic-gay-sex-convictions-to-have-crimes-expunged.html; Telegraph; 25 December 2010