Gross Indecency

Gross indecency is a UK and Canadian legal term which was used in the definition of the following criminal offences:

  • Gross indecency between men, contrary to section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 (known as the Labouchere Amendment) and later contrary to section 13 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.
  • Indecency with a child, contrary to section 1(1) of the Indecency with Children Act 1960.

It also titles a play by Moisés Kaufman about Oscar Wilde's conviction for the former offence: Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.

Other articles related to "gross indecency":

Tectonic Theater Project - Productions
... Other projects include 33 Variations and Gross Indecency The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, both written by Moisés Kaufman and I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright, all of which ... Gross Indecency deals with the period of playwright Oscar Wilde's life when he was put on trial for 'gross indecency' -- homosexual sodomy -- due to his relationship with the Lord Alfred Douglas ...
LGBT Rights In Nigeria - Criminal Law - Shari'a Law Enacted By Certain Northern States - Punishment For Offence of Gross Indecency
... A person who commits the offence of gross indecency "shall be punished with caning which may extend to forty lashes and may be liable to imprisonment for ... In the state of Bauchi, a person who commits the offence of gross indecency "shall be punished with caning which may extend to forty lashes and may be liable to imprisonment for a term not ... In the state of Kaduna, the punishment for committing the offence of gross indecency is ta'azir, which means "any punishment not provided for by way of hadd or qisas" ...
History - Modern Gay Bathhouses
... with increasing scrutiny of the costs of such operations (charges of gross indecency in a sauna normally needing the expense of undercover officers), a ... outdoors even though users were still committing the homosexual sexual offence of gross indecency, until gross indecency was wiped from the statute books ...
Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 - The Debate Resumes - Section 11
... of imprisonment "not exceeding two years", with or without hard labour, for any man found guilty of gross indecency with another male, whether "in public or in private" ... No definition was given of what, exactly, constituted "gross indecency," as Victorian morality demurred from giving precise descriptions of activity considered immoral ... In practice, "gross indecency" was widely interpreted as any male homosexual behaviour short of actual sodomy, which remained a more serious and separate crime ...
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials Of Oscar Wilde
... Gross Indecency The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde is a 1997 play written by Moisés Kaufman ... with Lord Alfred Douglas, which led to charges of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons" ...

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