The UK Refuses To Pardon Men Convicted of Homosexuality

The UK Refuses To Pardon Men Convicted of Homosexuality

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For years, homosexuality was outlawed in the United Kingdom — World War II hero Alan Turing himself ran afoul of the law, and killed himself. People are trying to do the right thing, but “The Turing Law”, as it is known, which would pardon all those convicted, living or dead, of homosexuality was shot down. We have that and more in our look at discrimination and queerphobia around the world.

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