Government debates gay and bi-sexual pardons of now-abolished laws

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Government debates gay and bi-sexual pardons of now-abolished laws

The House of Commons is today debating a bill proposed by MP John Nicolson.

His bill would grant a pardon to gay and bi-sexual men convicted or cautioned of now-abolished sexual offences.

Human rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell joined me earlier to explain more and I started by asking him about World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing who was convicted of gross indecency in 1952 and given a pardon in 2013.

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