Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Sep 2009 20:18 UTC
In the News The British government has issued an official apology for the treatment Alan Turing received after WWII. "The Prime Minister has released a statement on the Second World War code-breaker, Alan Turing, recognising the 'appalling' way he was treated for being gay. Alan Turing, a mathematician most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes, was convicted of 'gross indecency' in 1952 and sentenced to chemical castration. Gordon Brown's statement came in response to a petition posted on the Number 10 website which has received thousands of signatures in recent months."
Permalink for comment 383762
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Even in our so called...
by evangs on Sun 13th Sep 2009 07:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Even in our so called..."
evangs
Member since:
2005-07-07

"even in our so called tolerant society those who don't conform to the norm when it comes to sexuality are victimised.

No doubt. Look at all the hate polygamists get
"

Or those who practice abstinence before marriage.

Edited 2009-09-13 07:42 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 3