Gross indecency is a UK and Canadian legal term which was used in the definition of the following criminal offences:
- Gross indecency between men, contrary to section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 (known as the Labouchere Amendment) and later contrary to section 13 of the Sexual Offences Act 1956.
- Indecency with a child, contrary to section 1(1) of the Indecency with Children Act 1960.
In Canada Gross indecency existed under the Criminal Code of Canada ( Sections 178 (1892), 206 (1906, 1927), 149 (1953-1954), 157 (1970), 161 (1985)) as well as Criminal Law Amendment Act 1968-1969 Section 7. The term was repealed in 1985 with an amendment to both the Criminal Code and the Canada Evidence Act.
It may also refer to:
- Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, a play by Moisés Kaufman about Oscar Wilde's conviction for the former offence
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