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CHE (Campaign for Homosexual Equality) submitted a motion on a Statute of Limitation to this year's Annual General Meeting of LIBERTY (The National Council for Civil Liberty).

The motion had been passed unanimously by CHE in 2008 and CHE has been affiliated to LIBERTY for more than 20 years.

But just submitting this motion has resulted in LIBERTY chucking CHE out – after saying the motion was unacceptable for debate.

So much for LIBERTY
So much for free speech
So much for fair debate

More news later

Money Appeal

All the time we’ve been operating we’ve only had our own little bits of money Plus sometimes £20 or so for doing a talk to a Gay group - So we’ve not had a bank account.
But CHE have now given us £500 in a cheque. Ta.
And we’ve opened a bank account so we can now appeal for funds.

We also now have a PAYPAL account!

ARTICLES
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New Dark Age?
Case Not Guilty
A Warning on Arrest re Solicitors and Legal Aid
Wolfenden Plus Fifty
Wolfenden in the Wilderness
Text Warning!
Roger Burg Appeal for Information
Norman Williams
Sex With Boys
The Way We Were
40 Years of Campaigning
Historical Abuse Appeals Panel
The Bolton Seven
Esquire Clubs
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Rock n Roll John
CASE 7
Jason v. The Vicar
CASE 6
Don't Accept a Caution
CASE 5
Buyer Beware
CASE 4
Uncles Roger & Ken
CASE 3
The Story of MS
CASE 2
Young Man with Charisma
CASE 1
Don't Touch a Thigh
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July 2003

 

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GAY MONITOR - THE ARTICLES
 
 

WOLFENDEN IN THE WILDERNESS - Allan Horsfall

At the beginning of last year I wrote to a friend, a magistrate and fellow councillor with whom I had worked closely on Ward Committee business and in the local elections. I indicated that, since the next meeting of the Ward Committee was invited to submit resolutions to the Annual General Meeting of the local Labour Party Executive, I intended to put down a motion urging the Parliamentary Party to work for the early implementation of the Wolfenden Committee’s recommendations on homosexual offences. more>>

 

THE BOLTON SEVEN

With very limited self-funded resources, C.H.E. (Campaign for Homosexual Equality) has monitored, in and around Bolton, a calendar of cases that should never have been allowed to progress in the way they did - and are doing.

There's been the infamous BOLTON 7 case, brought by Greater Manchester Police, which Brian Iddon, M.P. denounced as "silly" while calling for further law reform to prevent a recurrence. But only he of the local M.P.s and only one councillor, Noel Spencer (of Farnworth ward), spoke up that the lads had done nowt very wrong. more>>

 

ESQUIRE CLUBS

This enterprise, when we first embarked on it in 1968, seemed to be an idea whose time had come. The legal advance secured by the - admittedly flawed - implementation of the Wolfenden Report's proposals had created a situation where gay men could identify themselves as such without necessarily attracting the attention of the police. more>>

 

SEX WITH BOYS

Prosecute, Prosecute, Prosecute
With an openly gay man in the cabinet and a gay couple starring in the Abbey, attitudes have changed.
Not out there, they haven't.

 

THE WAY WE WERE - The Altrincham Case

In the "good old" bad old days of 1936 when homosexuality was nor only disapproved of but also prosecuted a conviction could, and invariably did, destroy the lives of gay men without them having committed a single wrong act. more>>

 

NORMAN WILLIAMS

Here we are, four years after the infamous Bolton 7 prosecution, and justice has still not been done.

There have been positive spin-offs, of course, but it's a pity that these could not have been achieved without the spur provided by this misguided prosecution. Although the law under which the case was brought remains unchanged, it can now only be enforced in a way which will inevitably involve the Government in expense and censure. more>>

 

 

 
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