quatchi: Nice gesture is nice albeit long overdue.
Benevolent Misanthrope: quatchi: Nice gesture is nice albeit long overdue.And what about all the other good folks in Britain over the centuries that were convicted and/or killed for being gay? Not that Parliament should pay reparations or anything, but an apology would be nice. You know, for firing, beating, raping and/or killing us over the years. Also, a promise to STOP TREATING US LIKE shiat would be good.Just sayin'.
epoch_destroi: I'm not saying the law shouldn't have been changed, but all this does is show people that no matter what law they break, they may be some day pardoned. Which is bullshiat.
RexTalionis: The man practically single-handedly broke the Nazi's encryption for the Brits and the Brits betrayed him after the war. I don't think a mere apology goes far enough.
gingerjet: epoch_destroi: thunderbird8804: Hey dumbasses, pardoning Turing is a GOOD THING!/Can never please these hysterical jackassesWhy is it good? I'm willing to listen. Please explain.You never admit you farked up? You must be a joy to be around./not to mention it sends a positive message to the young brilliant gay kids
WhyteRaven74: epoch_destroi: Why should he be pardoned? It was against the law, and he broke the law, whether or not you like that law.He was openly gay, during the 30s and through most of the 40s no one gave a damn. Then one day, for God knows what reason, they decided to care.
epoch_destroi: Why should he be pardoned? It was against the law, and he broke the law, whether or not you like that law.
gameshowhost: epoch_destroi: gameshowhost: epoch_destroi: Why should he be pardoned? It was against the law, and he broke the law, whether or not you like that law.You're right.... enshrine the law in the Awesome Law Place Of The Most Awesome Laws!I'm not saying the law shouldn't have been changed, but all this does is show people that no matter what law they break, they may be some day pardoned. Which is bullshiat.Hey, I completely agree that laws targeting sexual orientation are utter shiat and shouldn't exist. Yes, I agree that it'd be more than just nice to get a full apology from the gov't.But I hope you're not suggesting that the act of pardoning be completely eliminated? It's still a useful tool for when the legal *system* fails to yield a fair/just/correct result (presuming the underlying law itself remains sound).
austerity101: epoch_destroi: Why should he be pardoned? It was against the law, and he broke the law, whether or not you like that law.Exactly. They should apologize for the law existing in the first place. A pardon just insinuates that the law was a good one to begin with.
Glockenspiel Hero: IIRC, it was because he felt that a pardon would imply the conviction had been voided. He thought that it should remain on the books to remind people of what happens when you have laws that discriminate.Thinking about it, I kind of agree with him. Don't pretend you never did something truly shameful
quatchi: Oscar Wilde Day. A day to somberly reflect on the injustices historically dealt to the gay community and to celebrate snarky clever witticisms.It would be epic.
Jon iz teh kewl: how can you "be" a homosexual. that's like saying someone can "be" a pedophile. when we're just human
cman: Sure as shiat it is overdue.Is there any upcoming anniversary of Turings life events that can give us a round number?
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