The Dominion-Post reports that the government is considering wiping past convictions for homosexuality. Good. As a guest-poster to On The Left has recently explained, living with a criminal conviction isn’t easy; employers and agencies will simply dump applications from people with convictions, without bothering to learn the circumstances. For someone whose offence was never-again-repeated youthful stupidity that’s bad enough; when its for something they should never have been prosecuted for in the first place, its worse.
Homosexuality is not a crime, and it should never have been one. It is time for our government to ecrasez l’infame and stop allowing people to be persecuted based on this long-repealed law.