Petition to pardon men convicted of homosexuality

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, is among those who signed a petition to the effect that not only Turing should have been pardoned (which happened in 2013), but that all those convicted like him (over 49,000) should be pardoned.
BBC: Benedict Cumberbatch in call to pardon convicted gay men
And so did I, as it is estimated that about 15,000 of these victims of the dishonourable law are still alive. The petition had over 60,000 signatures when BBC published its article, over 77,000 when I read it and signed it, and as of now it is approaching 114,000. Thus, even if it does not reach the target of 150,000, it already has more than the 100,000 which according to HM Government’s website it needs in order that it “could be debated in the House of Commons”.

 

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