August 22, 2008
Former MP and gay-rights champion Leo Abse has died at the age of 91.
The former Labour MP for Pontypool, and later Torfaen, died at Charing Cross Hospital in West London on Tuesday night after a short illness.
In 1967, Mr Abse guided a Private Member's Bill through Parliament making sex between men legal.
Cardiff-born Mr Abse, elder brother of writer Dannie Abse, was also credited with helping liberalise divorce laws with the 1969 Divorce Reform Act.