Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Lords bill may pardon Alan Turing
Gay Star News today reported that, frustrated by the lack of progress in giving Turing a posthumous pardon, Lord Sharkey, a Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords, has drafted his own bill to get his record wiped clean. However, it may take a while to get it debated.
Previous LGBT HIstory Project blog posts about Alan Turing:
6 February 2012: http://lgbthistoryproject.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/government-rejects-pardon-request-for.html - reported a previous refusal by the Government to grant a pardon
2 January 2012: http://lgbthistoryproject.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/alan-turing-to-be-recognised-by-royal.html