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Northern Ireland refuses to pardon two gay men under Turing Law

Two gay men in Northern Ireland who sought pardons for abolished gay-sex crimes under the Turing Law have had their applications rejected. The two men are the only people to ask for their historic convictions to be quashed under the new law, which came into effect in 2017. The so-called Turing Law is named for World War Two’s Bletchley Park codebreaker Alan Turing, who was convicted of gross indecency with a 19-year-old man in 1952. Turing was chemically castrated as a result and died, in 1954, after poisoning himself with...
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Vince Cable and Caroline Lucas back gay marriage in Northern Ireland

Liberal Democrat leader Vince Cable and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas have backed a new campaign to end the ban on gay marriage in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland remains the only part of the UK not to allow same-sex unions, five years after marriage equality was introduced in England, Scotland and Wales. Now, a filmmaker who was kicked out of the Irish Presbyterian Church for being gay has launched the #LoveIsAllWeHave campaign, hoping to put an end to the discrimination. Matt Hyndman created an emotive short film for the campaign,...
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LGBTQ World News Digest: 20 International Stories You Need to Know About

KENYA. High court upholds law making gay sex illegal: ‘Same-sex relations have been banned since the British colonized Kenya in the late 19th century. Kenya’s penal code criminalizes “carnal knowledge against the order of nature.” Anyone found engaging in same-sex relationships could face up to 14 years in prison.The Kenyan High Court declined to decriminalize same-sex relations. The decision was a setback to the LGBTQI moment in Africa, where same-sex relationships are largely seen as taboo.’ ALSO: First Gay Couple Marries in Taiwan as Marriage Equality Comes to Asia: WATCH...
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