Convictions For ‘Homosexual Crimes’ To Be Wiped From Records In Britain

Gay people convicted of “homosexual crimes” in Britain “could soon apply to have their convictions wiped from the records under a government measure to tackle discrimination,” the Daily Mail is reporting. “More than 16,000 convictions for crimes relating to consensual gay sex could be removed from police computers, following intense lobbying from gay rights group Stonewall.” Until now, men with convictions for “buggery and gross indecency” have been forced to disclose them when applying for jobs of volunteer roles in hospitals and with children, even though “consensual gay sex for the over-21s was decriminalised in England and Wales in 1967” with a “further reduction to 16 in 2000.”