Campaign for Age Of Consent awareness & removal of The Sodomy Law in Queensland

*Age Of Consent & Legal Sexual Activity for the State of Queensland, Australia - A campaign to remove our Sodomy Law (which was enacted in 1990).

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14th January 2004 Email to Honourable Rod Welford MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice pointing out that his 12th January 2004 email is in error in suggesting that I am requesting a change in age of consent law. I reiterate that what I seek is removal of the Sodomy Law early in the next Queensland Parliament (following the 7th February election).


 

From: John Frame

To: Attorney-SMTP

Sent: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 7:34 PM

Subject: Re: Reference 2003/09805

 

Dear Mr Welford,

 

I appreciate your 12th January 2004 email in response to the 5th January 2004 email which I had sent all Members of Queensland Parliament, including yourself.

 

I am concerned however that in your brief reply you suggest that I have sought a change in law affecting age of consent. This is not the case, because the age of consent is already technically equal, in law, at 16.

 

What I have specifically sought, since the middle of the year 2000, is the removal of the Sodomy Law (Sections 208 & 209 of the Criminal Code).

 

The confusion among the general public which is caused by the Sodomy Law is exactly that which is reflected in your reply. Too many people erroneously equate the Sodomy Law with being a legal restriction on the age of consent, at 18, for all sex between men.

 

I appreciate that you personally are well aware of how the law should really be interpreted. However the only way that we will have any chance of a clear understanding among the broader community of how age of consent for sex truly applies, will be if the Sodomy Law is removed completely.

 

I pray that this action will occur as a matter of priority in the Queensland Parliament immediately following the February election.

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

yours sincerely,

 

John Frame
Ph: 3350 1562 / 0409 501 561

82 Main Avenue, Wavell Heights 4012
more details: www.queerradio.org/JohnFrame.html
"There is no substitute for equality"

----- Original Message -----

From: Attorney-SMTP

To: jvframe@bigpond.net.au

Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 2:15 PM

Subject: FW: Reference 2003/09805

 

Dear Mr Frame

Please find attached the reply to
Your email dated 27 November 2003.

Yours sincerely

Office of the Hon Rod Welford MP
Attorney-General &
Minister for Justice