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July 22 2013

Alan Turing, Gay World War II Codebreaker, May Receive Posthumous Pardon Via British Bill


The legendary World War II-era codebreaker who was convicted of "gross indecency" after engaging in a same-sex relationship may finally receive a posthumous pardon from the British government.

Officials have indicated they would support a bill that would pardon Alan Turing, who commit suicide in 1954 after being subjected to "chemical castration" two years earlier after it was discovered he was gay, according to The Guardian. The bill could be delivered the lower House of Commons as early as October.

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