TIL France was the first Weatern European Country to decriminalize homosexuality way back in 1791. The man who presented it, Louis-Michel le Peletier, stated that only “true crimes” ought to be punished, and not “superstition”

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This happened during the revolution. Plenty of anti-religious sentiment took place during this time. So I imagine ‘superstition’ was code for religion.


That’s a good quote. Trudeau the elder also said it well: “There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation. What’s done in private between adults doesn’t concern the Criminal Code.”


To decriminalize something, it has to be a crime first, right? Was there no country where homosexuality just wasn’t a crime?


The fact that it’s still “illegal” in some places should be horrifying to anyone with a brain, but then again: a great many people seem to lack one.


I killed that guy in Assassin’s Creed.