This article originally appeared on The Guardian’s website.
By Hazel Davis
on 16 September, 2013
In some cases older LGBT people in sheltered housing and care homes have hidden their sexuality
Some older gay couples hide their sexuality when they go into a care home. Photograph: Zoe Ryan
When same-sex marriage became law in July this year it was a victory for gay rights and another step towards complete equality. But for a whole section of the LGBT community, it seems there is still some way to go. Continue reading
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Published on Mon, 05/04/2015
There is a fascinating case winding its way through the criminal court system in Iowa where a 78-year-old man has been charged with sexual abuse for having sex with his wife who has dementia and lives in a nursing home.
There seems to be pretty clear evidence that some type of sexual activity took place but only he knows the exact nature. According to an article at Philly.com, a physician at the facility where the man’s wife lived determined that she was too impaired to consent to sex, which led to charges being filed.
Note: Since this article was first written, the case has resolved with the husband being acquitted, but the issues remain.