Labouchere’s Amendment, or Clause 11, is interpreted by historians such as Cohen and Weeks as a point of near-revolutionary change in the legal categorisation and punishment of male homosexuality.
any male person who, in public or private, commits, or is party to the commission of, or procures or attempts to procure the commission by any male person of any act of gross indecency with another male person, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and being convicted thereof shall be liable at the discretion of the court to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years, with or without hard labour.1
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