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U.K. to Legalize Gay Sex in Its Territories

Advocate, November 15, 2000

The British government is expected to soon issue an order that will legalize consensual gay sex between adults in the territories of Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and the Turks and Caicos Islands, The [London] Independent reports. British officials have encouraged territory officials for more than a year to pass their own laws legalizing same-sex sexual relations. Baroness Scotland, the foreign office minister responsible, said that because none of the overseas territories has taken the action requested, the United Kingdom will impose its own law before Christmas.

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