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Homosexuality legal in SA
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Source : Advertiser, 18 September 1975, p. 1
Date of creation : 1975
Format : Newspaper
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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In 1975 South Australia became the first Australian state to legalise homosexual acts between consenting adults. Peter Duncan, the Member for Elizabeth, stated, 'This is an indicator of the continuing role of South Australia as a place where government and society is prepared to take a very liberal view of itself and to have laws which provide the maximum amount of freedom for individuals and the citizens.'
Related names :

Duncan, Peter, 1945-

Coverage year : 1975
Period : 1946-1979
Further reading :
Adelaide University Students' Association. Homosexuality in South Australia : a collection of writings from South Australia, Adelaide, S. Aust.: S.A. Branch of the Campaign Against Moral Persecution, 1972
French, Robert. Camping by a billabong : gay and lesbian stories from Australian history, Sydney: Blackwattle Press, 1993
Willett, Graham. Living out loud : a history of gay and lesbian activism in Australia, St Leonards, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin, 2000



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