GREAT BRITAIN: Safe to Talk About

"Great nations have fallen and empires decayed because corruption became socially acceptable." So warned London's Daily Mail when the government-sponsored Wolfenden report on sex recommended going harder on prostitutes but making homosexual practice involving consenting adult males no longer a crime. In the 14 months since then, with the help of leaders in the opposition Labor Party who feel the same way, Home Secretary R. A. Butler has managed to avoid a parliamentary debate on the subject. Last week, after assuring himself that Laborites were not longing for action now either, Butler rose in the House of Commons to...

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