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Theresa May tells Commonwealth leaders: We ‘deeply regret’ Colonial-era anti-gay laws

Prime Minister Theresa May has told Commonwealth leaders that the UK “deeply regrets” its legacy on anti-gay laws.

36 of the 53 countries in the Commonwealth continue to criminalise same-sex acts, primarily under laws imposed during the British Colonial era that were never repealed. 

More than a billion people live under anti-gay laws in the Commonwealth.

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