Great Britain: Dealing with Deviates

Almost every session of Parliament in the past decade has hotly debated the controversial recommendations of a government commission that came out in favor of relaxing the laws against homosexuality. When the suggestions were first introduced as legislation, the outcry was so shrill that the bill was overwhelmingly defeated, amid cries that the whole idea was "scandalous," "filthy" and "bestial." But in ten years, the mood in Parliament — and in the country — has changed. Last week the House of Commons passed the bill over token opposition, and it will soon...

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