Ministry of Culture and Equality
Anette Trettebergstuen (Lab.)
Minister of Culture and Equality
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Government apologises for past treatment of gay people by the Norwegian authorities
21/04/2022: On 21 April 2022, it is 50 years since the Storting repealed section 213 of the Penal Code, which had criminalised sexual relations between men. Between 1902 and 1950, 119 men were convicted due to section 213, most of them for having sexual relations with another man.
Fields of responsibility in Jonas Gahr Støre’s government
14/10/2021: Having been appointed by the King in a session of the Council of State at 10:00 am today, Jonas Gahr Støre’s government met for its first Council of State session at the Royal Palace at 12:00 noon. Here, the division of responsibilities between the members in the Government was decided.
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