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: Symbolic gesture
by WereCatf on Sun 16th Dec 2012 02:39 UTC in reply to "Symbolic gesture"
WereCatf
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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?


Most likely nil, but that doesn't change the fact that this is just playing the "he's famous, let's give him special treatment" - card. Yes, he was a hero, but no more or less than the policemen, firefighters, soldiers, even loving fathers that were prosecuted under the law, and they do not deserve half-measures. Either seek for pardon for them all and fail at that, or don't seek pardon for any of them.

I will never accept riches or fame as a substitute for equality.

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