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'I want an apology, not a pardon'

Thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of now-abolished sexual offences are to receive posthumous pardons, the government has announced.

They were convicted over consensual same-sex relationships before homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK.

George Montague, who was convicted in 1974 of gross indecency with a man, welcomed the decision, but says he wants an apology, not a pardon.