Decriminalising homosexuality: Lord Owen
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Decriminalising homosexuality: Lord Owen

It is 50 years since Sexual Offences Act 1967 was passed, decriminalising homosexual acts in private between two men in England and Wales.

David Owen, who was a Labour MP at the time, reads some of the speech that he made in parliament in 1966 that helped to pass the legislation.

Lord Owen tells Radio 4's World at One that he is "very proud of that parliament" despite some people being "afraid of voting on it".

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