As a result of their vulnerability on the streets, with ever-decreasing support services available, they often find themselves before the courts for matters that have nothing to do with the Sexual Offences Act. The vote on Monday night offered much more than decriminalisation of the sexuality of young gay men; it offered a chance to undermine the bigotry they fear so much within their own homes.
The age of 18 maintains the inequality, and will continue to legitimise the intolerance. I have no doubt that the young men will continue to run.
MICHAEL E. WALSH
22 FebruaryReuse content