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[7]: fat lot of good
by Laurence on Mon 17th Dec 2012 09:47 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: fat lot of good"
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Sorry, but that article still trots out that "but it was law back then". It is never a legitimate argument.

That attitude sets an even more dangerous precedent by allowing people to think of present laws as "oh well, it will get changed in the future, so let's not bother about it now".

I think you're pulling your own interpretation from that article. It isn't saying let's not bother now, it's saying let's get the law changed now and improve the state of equality for everyone instead of trying to appease the one notable figure who is already dead.

If we really want to show our support for gay men and women, then I'd rather see campaigns to see gay marriages legalised (etc).

so lets be honest, as much as many of you would like to say that you're all for equal rights, this specific movement is more about doing what you think is right for your heroes rather than doing what's right for gay and bi citizens nationwide.

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