Conservative ‘Gay Pardon’ for the dead is a strategic distraction that harms the living

Bengry, Justin. 2016. Conservative ‘Gay Pardon’ for the dead is a strategic distraction that harms the living. [Digital]

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Although the Conservative government is misleadingly calling its preferred legislation ‘Turing’s Law’, it will not offer men the same royal pardon that was posthumously granted to Alan Turing in 2013. The proposed statutory pardon will extend only to a minority of men who were convicted or cautioned for historic homosexual offences. The announcement doesn’t even constitute an apology. The pardon is purely symbolic.

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Digital

Additional Information:

Republished: Slate, 25 October 2016; LSE Politics and Policy Blog, 25 October 2016.

Keywords:

gay pardon, lgbtq, queer history, homosexual law reform, Turing's Law

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

History

Date:

23 October 2016

Item ID:

22262

Date Deposited:

10 Nov 2017 12:03

Last Modified:

10 Nov 2017 12:03

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/22262

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