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UK Set to Pardon Thousands Convicted Under Past Anti-Gay Laws

Britain will pardon thousands of men previously convicted for homosexuality under the new so-called “Turing Law,” named for Alan Turing, a well-known, gay British mathematician who helped crack the German Enigma code during World War II. Under the plan announced Thursday, the government would pardon anyone who was previously convicted of consensual sex acts with a member of the same gender. Those who are still alive can apply to have their records expunged through the “disregard...

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