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> This page says the age of majority was actually 21 for both genders until 1970

For heterosexual sex. It wasn't until the Sexual Offences Act in 1967 that male homosexual sex was legal at all:


And even then, it was only in your own home, England and Wales, and groups of two. The law wasn't brought into full equivalence with the law for heterosexual sex until 2001:


2001! Fucking 2001! What is wrong with this country?

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