Entry #56: Homosexual activity in United Kingdom

Original entry by chris chris ()

RegionUnited Kingdom
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusLegal
Start DateNov 30, 2000
End Datenow
DescriptionThe Sexual Offences Act was successfully challenged in the European Court of Human Rights in the case of ADT v. UK in 2000. The court determined the provisions making sexual acts between more than two men illegal would be in violation of privacy laws, and therefore, those portions of the Act became unenforceable. Essentially, this was the last barrier to legalizing same-sex activity within the UK.
Sourceshttp://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/44 http://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_home/hate_crime_domestic_violence_and_criminal_law/2647.asp European Court of Human Rights in the case of ADT v. UK


4 Revisions

4. Revision #405 ( by imullin01)
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NoteThe Sexual Offences Act was successfully challenged in the European Court of Human Rights in the case of ADT v. UK in 2000. The court determined the provisions making sexual acts between more than two men illegal would be in violation of privacy laws, and therefore, those portions of the Act became unenforceable. Essentially, this was the last barrier to legalizing same-sex activity within the UK.The age of consent in the United Kingdom was amended by the Sexual Offenses (Amendment) Act 2000. The amendment equalized age of consent to 16 regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
Sourceshttp://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/44 http://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_home/hate_crime_domestic_violence_and_criminal_law/2647.asp European Court of Human Rights in the case of ADT v. UKhttp://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000/44
3. Revision #206 ( by imullin01)
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NoteThe age of consent in the United Kingdom was amended by the Sexual Offenses (Amendment) Act 2000. The amendment equalized age of consent to 16 regardless of gender or sexual orientation.Equalised age of consent to 16
2. Revision #204 ( by imullin01)
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End Date9999-12-122000-12-01
1. Revision #30 ( by vviet93)
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End Date2000-12-019999-12-12