Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Quote of the day

"I pay tribute to the government for ensuring Alan Turing has a royal pardon at last but I do think it's very wrong that other men convicted of exactly the same offence are not even being given an apology, let alone a royal pardon. We're talking about at least 50,000 other men who were convicted of the same offence, of so-called gross indecency, which is simply a sexual act between men with consent."

Amidst all the fanfare for Second World War codebreaker Turing's royal pardon, Peter Tatchell makes a pertinent point. And that's not to mention the fact that a royal pardon is archaic nonsense, really. Still, I'm going to mark the occasion by listening to Turing Machine...

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