Northern Ireland does the right thing at last

Gay and bisexual men convicted of abolished sex offences in Northern Ireland look set to be pardoned.

Justice Minister Claire Sugden confirmed a motion will go before the assembly for approval.

The move will bring Northern Ireland in line with England and Wales, where plans for automatic pardons were announced last month.

Ms Sugden said that arrangements would be brought in “as soon as possible to ensure that there is equal treatment for gay and bisexual men here as for their counterparts in England and Wales”.

Well done Northern Ireland.