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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27th June 2003 Email to the editor of the Courier Mail (for their “Letters” page), again referring to the 26th June 2003 USA Supreme Court decision to overturn “Sodomy Laws” in all states, and calling for urgent reform in Queensland to eliminate our own Sodomy Law.

  


 

From: "John Frame" jvframe@bigpond.net.au

To: cmletters@qnp.newsltd.com.au

Subject: USA repeals Sodomy Laws - why not Queensland?

Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 20:01:04 +1000

USA repeals Sodomy Laws - why not Queensland?

The USA Supreme Court today struck down all "Sodomy Laws" - laws which discriminate purely on the basis of sexual activity. However Queensland persists as the only state in Australia with a Sodomy Law - which was installed as compensation to conservative MP's when male-to-male sex was decriminalised in late 1990.

 

The Premier and Attorney General have been lobbied for at least the last three years to reform our laws so that Queensland's age of consent is truly equal at 16 (as it is in all other states except Tasmania, which is 17).

 

Soon Queensland will be known to the world as a backward laughing stock in regard to age of consent - unfortunately it's our gay and bisexual youth who are suffering discrimination and neglect under the current law, and that is no joke.

 

yours sincerely,

 

John Frame

82 Main Avenue, Wavell Heights 4012
Ph: 3350 1562 / 0409 501 561
more details: www.queerradio.org/AgeOfConsent.htm