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Campaigners believe the move will bring equality closer
Gay men can now clear their name

Men convicted of having consensual gay sex can now have their offences quashed, under a new law designed to clear up historic injustices

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Union members rally in London: Relations between Balls and union leaders appear close to breaking point.
The union showdown: Balls under fire

Union bosses will go toe-to-toe with the Labour leadership today as they fight for delegates at the Labour conference to approve a motion opposing the party’s support for a public sector pay freeze.