Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Dec 2013 15:56 UTC, submitted by M.Onty
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"His later life was overshadowed by his conviction for homosexual activity, a sentence we would now consider unjust and discriminatory and which has now been repealed," said Mr Grayling.

"Turing deserves to be remembered and recognised for his fantastic contribution to the war effort and his legacy to science. A pardon from the Queen is a fitting tribute to an exceptional man."


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by MOS6510 on Thu 26th Dec 2013 19:02 UTC
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Does it really matter he got his pardon?

I mean, we agree he was a hero and a pretty clever on. What they did to him we can also agree upon was rather evil.

Our opinion does not change with or without an official pardon. The whole thing is just embarrassing for the British government for (a doing what they did to him (b being so late with a pardon and (c making sure it won't cost them any money.

A pardon for Turing can be considered a pardon for all homosexual victims, but if you dig around you can probably find many more cases of the government being evil, to this very day.

So why should we care what they say or any government says?

Snowden will never get a pardon in our lifetimes, but do we consider him wrong? We don't, nor did we consider Turning a dirty man.

But if you do, or if you don't, no government can copy its judgment on to you.

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