Letter: Age of consent

Sir: The conclusion of Baroness Young's disgraceful campaign to deny basic human rights to young gay men will have come as no surprise to any of us concerned in this matter or who are familiar with the people who support her.

I can remember the loneliness and confusion I suffered as a boy growing up in Berkshire in the early Sixties and it makes me furious that people like Lady Young wish to perpetuate this unhappiness even today.

Thank God - and I man that - we have a government now which is prepared to stand up to ignorance and prejudice and that this long-overdue measure of simple justice will eventually become law.

The Rev NEIL DAWSON

London SW1

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