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[2]: No
by Hypnos on Sun 16th Dec 2012 02:38 UTC in reply to "RE: No"
Hypnos
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2008-11-19

You're right this is purely symbolic. No, that doesn't make it less worthwhile. This would highlight the fact that an injustice against gay people was done even though the victim in this case made an invaluable wartime contribution, and that the UK is acknowledging both the rights of gay people and Turing's work.

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