Emergency motion 1: Gayle Newland
This Conference supports the appeal against conviction and sentence of Gayle Newland, convicted of having 'sex by deception' with another woman with whom she had a six-month relationship and who apparently believed Gayle was a man. The sex was between consenting adults in private. CHE believes an 8-year sentence is disproportionate, especially when compared to much shorter sentences given to sexual offenders who use violence. CHE will support demonstrations outside the Appeal Court and look for other ways to campaign.