Entry #1883: Equal age of consent in United Kingdom

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RegionUnited Kingdom
IssueEqual age of consent
Start Date1967
End Date1994
DescriptionThe Sexual Offenses Act made sex between two men legal in 1967*, but it was only legal between consenting men who were 21 or older, whereas the age of consent for different sex couples was 16. *Sex between more than two men remained illegal until later.
Sourceshttp://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_home/hate_crime_domestic_violence_and_criminal_law/2647.asp http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1967/60/contents
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