X v the United Kingdom. 1978

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X was a 26 year old homosexualist. He engaged in sodomite relations with two males both aged 18. He was sentenced to two and a half years incarceration for homosexual relations udner the lawful aged qwhich was 21.

X took his case to the E Court of HR. he said he was mistreated since the age of consent was discriminatory

One of the men he bummed said he had a loving relationshop with this man

The court upheld the right of the UK to keep the age of consent at 21 for gays. It pointed to a German study saing that gays have a well known proclivity for targetting teenagers

 

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About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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