Bill to expunge gay-sex criminal records takes effect in Canada today

Posted In: News Date:Jun 21st, 2018

Legislation that will make it easy to tear up the criminal records of Canadians convicted of homosexual acts is now law.

Bill C-66 allows Canadians, or family members of Canadians who have died, to apply to erase past criminal convictions for three offences — buggery, gross indecency and anal intercourse.

The bill is a companion piece to the historic apology Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued in the House of Commons last fall to members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or two-spirited community who faced discrimination in the federal public service or military.


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