Entry #1879: Homosexual activity in United Kingdom

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RegionUnited Kingdom
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start Date1885
End Date1967
DescriptionThe Labouchere Amendment passed making sex between two men a gross indecency, punishable by imprisonment. Female homosexuality and sexual acts were not addressed in the law, and therefore, they technically would have been legal, though the law often applied the law towards women.
Sourceshttp://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_home/hate_crime_domestic_violence_and_criminal_law/2647.asp
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