Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Dec 2012 19:11 UTC
In the News "Peers and scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking are once again pushing for an official pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing. Turing's death from cyanide poisoning in 1954 was ruled a suicide, coming after his conviction for gross indecency at a time when homosexuality was illegal." The fact that he still hasn't been pardoned is an utter disgrace.
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RE: No
by MacTO on Sun 16th Dec 2012 00:47 UTC in reply to "No"
MacTO
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Such a pardon is more than symbolic: it acknowledges that there were grave injustices at the time. It will not erase the past, but hopefully it will raise awareness of what can happen if we fail to resist homophobia in the future.

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