Gay civil rights leader may finally be pardoned 67 years after he was arrested for having sex with men

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(CNN)Ten years before the March on Washington in 1963, Bayard Rustin was arrested. 

Rustin — who would later go on to become one of the most prolific organizers of the civil rights movement, including as the mastermind behind the March on Washington — wasn’t booked for his activist work, however. He was arrested over his sexuality.

That January night in 1953, Rustin was having sex with another man in a parked car in Pasadena, California. He was jailed on a “morals charge,” and served about two months in jail. The offense landed him on the sex offender list.

Gay civil rights leader may finally be pardoned 67 years after he was arrested for having sex with men
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