Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

Turing should not be the only one pardoned

THE Queen's announcement of a posthumous pardon for Alan Turing is to be greatly welcomed.

However, the British state seems prepared to forgive historical homosexual acts providing they were performed by a national hero, or academic giant.

Turing should be forgiven solely because he did nothing wrong.

The law was wrong when it was used against around 75,000 other men, whether they were famous scientists, or office clerks.


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