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Germany earmarks €30m in compensation for gay men convicted under historical sex laws
The German Justice Ministry plans to allocate the funds in order to compensate the thousands of gay and bisexual men convicted under archaic sex laws. The German government has announced that it is making preparations to compensate more than 50,000 men who were jailed for being gay under Paragraph 175 – a law which criminalised homosexuality and was enforced until the late 60s. To say that the law is archaic is a bit of an understatement, as it was introduced in...