Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 20th Jul 2013 19:05 UTC
Legal "Alan Turing, the Enigma codebreaker who took his own life after being convicted of gross indecency under anti-homosexuality legislation, is to be given a posthumous pardon. The government signalled on Friday that it is prepared to support a backbench bill that would pardon Turing, who died from cyanide poisoning at the age of 41 in 1954 after he was subjected to 'chemical castration'." Justice.
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RE: Comment by kwan_e
by galvanash on Sun 21st Jul 2013 05:36 UTC in reply to "Comment by kwan_e"
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Well guess what, arseholes, I was right. Just look at all the prior comments that try to spin this as something bad.

I want to make sure you understand where I am coming from with what I said in my earlier comments. I am not trying to spin this as something bad. Im not in any way saying that the efforts of those who petitioned to make this happen was wasted. I just wish there was more to it than a simple pardon... My angst is directed at the response from the government, not the efforts of those who brought it about.

That said, in retrospect you are right - it is something, and something is better than nothing. A victory in this kind of thing, no matter how small, is worth celebrating.

Edited 2013-07-21 05:38 UTC

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