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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Symbolic gesture
by kwan_e on Sun 16th Dec 2012 02:33 UTC
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To all those who say this is stupid for various reasons, all of which are nonsensical:

If we can't even get a "celebrity" like Turing pardoned, then what hope is here to get official recognition that those other unfortunates were wronged?

Like it or not, homosexuals are still given limited rights today. To not pardon Turing is for the government (and its supporters of the policy) to say "okay, we made a mistake, but gays are still yucky and we still should keep them separate but not make it look like we want them dead."

Beware of people who can't even make a SYMBOLIC apology to be really apologetic for their past or future actions.

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