On The Record - Consenting Adults
As revellers join the Gay Pride celebrations in London, the homosexual community is calling for a uniform age of consent for all adults. In this report, Michael Gove meets a gay couple who are open about their relationship despite the risk of imprisonment. MP Edwina Currie leads a campaign from within the Conservative Party to equalise the age of consent, but her crusade is facing hostility from inside the organisation. For activist Ian McKellen, it's a frustrating possibility that reform might be delayed by back-bench opposition and government caution.