Comparing Views On Homosexuality Throughout The 1800s And 1900's

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RE; Views on homosexuality are constantly changing; however, today, people are more accepting than ever. Throughout the 1800s/1900s, homosexuality was viewed as a crime and was even punishable by death. It was not until 1967 that the law was changed in England and Wales to decriminalise consensual homosexual acts taking place in private between men over 21 years old. The treatment of homosexuals was absolutely appalling. They were victims of abuse and hate crimes; were either imprisoned or forced to take hormonal treatment. Being homosexual was viewed as something that had to be fixed, an unspeakable sin. Nowadays, there’s so much more equality and gay marriage was legalised in 2013! However, it’s practically impossible for all hate to be diminished-

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