The provisions of the Act came into force throughout the UK on 8 Januarylowering the age of consent to Simon, who works at Newcastle University, and Isabel, a solicitor in Newcastle, met in and started their relationship eight years ago.
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According to Juris Lavrikovs from ILGA-Europethe Council of Europe 's European Court of Human Rights has been a positive force for LGBT rights, especially with regards to decriminalising same-sex consensual activity, barring discrimination against transgender individuals in employment, equalising the age of consent, enabling LGBT people to serve openly in the military, allowing transgender people the right to marry, employment equality and the including pension right for transgender individuals.
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