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Lords support homosexual consent age of 18

Title
Lords support homosexual consent age of 18
Genre
News report; Speech; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
21 Jun 1994
Year of production
1994
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Duration
00:03:28
Description
Peter Russell reports on a decision in the House of Lords to reject an attempt to restore the homosexual age of consent to 21 confirming the Commons’ vote in 02/94 to lower the age of consent to 18. Peers also voted by a margin of 174 to reject equalising the age of consent for homosexual and heterosexual sex at 16. Includes speeches by Archbishop of York, Dr John Hapgood; Lord Skidelsky (Robert Skidelsky); Lord Longford (Frank Pakenham); Baroness Young (Janet Young); Lord Annan (Noel Annan).
Contributors
Janet Young; Peter Russell; John Hapgood; Robert Skidelsky; Noel Annan; Francis Pakenham
Keywords
Parliament; Homosexuality; Age of consent; House of Lords; Homosexual law reform; Gender minorities

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