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Homosexual age of consent

Title
Homosexual age of consent
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
12 Jan 1994
Year of production
1994
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Duration
00:03:54
Description
David Kermode reports on the campaign by an all-party group of MPs to lower the age of consent for homosexual sex to 16 (currently 21), a free vote will be taken on the proposed amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill later this month. Includes interviews with campaign leader Edwina Currie; openly gay MP Chris Smith; Angela Mason and Ian McKellen of Stonewall gay rights group who says it will allow sex education for gay men and so reduce the incidence of AIDS.
Contributors
Edwina Currie; Chris Smith; David Kermode; Ian McKellen; Angela Mason
Keywords
Human rights; Gay rights; Sexual consent; Homosexual law reform; AIDS; Sex education; Gays

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