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New Zealand to remove historic gay convictions

New Zealand to remove historic gay convictions

New Zealand will follow the United Kingdom and several Australian states by removing historical convictions for gay offences. Apologising to people who had been convicted, New Zealand’s Justice minister Amy Adams said¬†people convicted of indecency, sodomy or providing a place for homosexual acts would have their criminal records wiped. The government has ruled out any […]

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Isle of Man will introduce gay pardon law

Isle of Man will introduce gay pardon law

The Isle of Man has announced it will be moving forward with plans to pardon historical convictions for gay offences. The former Home Affairs Minister, Juan Waterson, has indicated he’s pushing for the pardon’s to be included in a new sexual offences act that will be open for public consultation before the end of the […]

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WA government considering position on historical gay convictions

WA government considering position on historical gay convictions

Western Australia’s Attorney General has been looking into the possibility of quashing historical convictions for homosexual offences that are no longer illegal. Earlier today Opposition Leader Mark McGowan announced that a Labor government would make an apology to people who were arrested for being gay in the years prior to homosexuality being decriminalised in Western […]

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Rainbow Rights WA call on state government to erase past LGBTI+ convictions

Rainbow Rights WA call on state government to erase past LGBTI+ convictions

Newly formed LGBTI+ rights organisation Rainbow Rights WA have penned an open letter to Premier Colin Barnett urging the government to quash historical criminal convictions and apologise to the¬†LGBTI+ people affected by discriminatory laws. In 1990, Western Australia removed laws that criminalised homosexuality but the convictions already delivered remain today on the records of many […]

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