Almost 50 years ago, we decriminalised homosexuality between consenting adults in the UK. It was a landmark moment. Since then we have made huge strides in ensuring that young LGBT people can grow up knowing they can openly celebrate their sexuality without fear of facing stigma in society or the workplace. In government Labour included homophobia in the definition of hate crimes and produced and implemented the Gender Recognition Act, which allowed trans people to have their true gender recognised in law. In 2004, Civil Partnerships were introduced by the Labour government, and since 2013, gay couples have been able to marry.
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