Gay civil rights icon Bayard Rustin pardoned posthumously - TheHill 🔗 🇺🇸 ⚖️

California Governor Gavin Newsom granted a pardon for Rustin more than half a century after he was arrested in California for same-sex activity.

’In California and across the country, many laws have been used as legal tools of oppression, and to stigmatize and punish LGBTQ people and communities and warn others what harm could await them for living authentically,’ said Governor Newsom in a statement. ‘I thank those who advocated for Bayard Rustin’s pardon, and I want to encourage others in similar situations to seek a pardon to right this egregious wrong.’

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