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British men with gay sex convictions to have 'crimes' expunged

From Patrick Hennessy of The Telegraph in London:

Men who have historic convictions for homosexual sex with a partner aged over 16 will have records of their crimes expunged from next year.

Currently, they must disclose the information as part of the programme of Criminal Records Bureau checks if they apply to work or volunteer for charities and other organisations.

Getting such a conviction expunged currently requires a lengthy process involving a personal application to a local chief constable.

Ministers unveiled a new cross-government programme aimed at tackling prejudice against lesbians, gays and bisexuals earlier this year.

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