Expert: Federal Government Gay-Pardon

Published: 29 February 2016

“Even more significant than Mr. Klippert’s posthumous pardon may be the government’s promise to review all the cases of men who were convicted of gross indecency (homosexual acts short of intercourse) or buggery before 1969.” (The Globe and Mail)

Robert Leckey, Faculty of Law, McGill University

“The government’s promise is a welcome effort to redress what looks to us today like a serious injustice. I hope the government also uses this political will to eliminate the vestiges of homophobia and moral panic from our current Criminal Code.”—Robert Leckey

He's interested in constitutional law, family law, and comparative law. Ongoing research interests include the regulation of adult conjugality, relations between parents and children, and the relationship between public and private regulation of intimacy.

robert.leckey [at] (English, French)

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