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Govt. to quash some historic gay sex convictions

Thu 9 Feb 2017 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

1.30pm: Justice Minister Amy Adams has just announced the Government will quash historic convictions of sex between men on a case-by-case basis.   Justice Minister Amy Adams The move is expected to erase the convictions of nearly 20 percent of men who were convicted before Homosexual law Reform. In early 2016, a spokesperson for Adams told Daily News that a broad brush wiping of historical convictions would not be possible as it would not be possible with hindsight to be sure these convictions were not non-consensual acts with a minor. Included in the types of cases which can be quashed are section 141 convictions for indecency between males, section 142 for sodomy and section 146 which covers 'keeping a place of resort for homosexual acts.'    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 9th February 2017 - 1:38pm

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