UK To Pardon Thousands Of Gay Men Convicted Of Now-Outdated Offenses
This new law applies to about 65,000 men — 15,000 of them are still alive.By Briana Altergott | October 20, 2016
The British government will officially pardon gay and bisexual men who were convicted of sexual offenses that are now outdated.
The U.K.'s Ministry of Justice announced Thursday that thousands of men prosecuted for consensual same-sex relationships will have their names cleared under new legislation.
And that applies to both the living and the dead.