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Ian McKellen in talks with John Major

Title
Ian McKellen in talks with John Major
Genre
Press conference
TX Date
24 Sep 1991
Year of production
1991
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Duration
00:02:18
Description
Press conference with gay actor Sir Ian McKellen, following his meeting with the Prime Minister during his campaign to reform the laws on homosexuality. McKellen is pushing for the equalisation of the age of consent (i.e. that applicable to heterosexual and homosexual relationships), and says a shift of mood in Downing Street is extremely welcome. Various reporters not identified.
Contributors
Ian McKellen
Keywords
Actors; Legislation; Government; Armed forces; Crime; Law; Conservative Party; Homosexuality; Age of consent; Discrimination; Prime ministers; John Major; Political campaigns

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