Politics, Society and Homosexuality in Post-War Britain

The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 and its Significance

Keith Dockray

'The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 was ground-breaking in the UK and this book marks the fiftieth anniversary of its successful path to the statute book.
Date Published :
September 2017
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Illustration :
black and white photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781556245
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.5 inches
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$22.99

Overview
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The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 was groundbreaking in the UK and this book marks the fiftieth anniversary of its successful path to the statute book. The act was not without controversy and was fiercely fought over by the likes of Mary Whitehouse and right-wing reactionary Tories who in typical style fought to impose their narrow-minded blue-rinse views. Now, in 2017, Western Europe leads the way in LGBT rights. Thirteen out of the twenty one countries that have legalized same-sex marriage worldwide are situated in Europe; a further thirteen European countries have legalized civil unions or other forms of recognition for same-sex couples. This civilized state of affairs was not always the case and in Politics, Society and Homosexuality in Post-War Britain: The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 and its Significance Keith Dockray charts in a short and pithy manner the difficult path the Bill followed and records those who supported it and were against it.

About The Author
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Keith Dockray was formerly a senior examiner in medieval history and early modern history at the University of Huddersfield. He has written extensively on Fifteenth Century history and appeared in numerous television documentaries including the Channel 4 'courtroom' programme Trial of Richard III.

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