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In memory of one of our greatest ‘wartime heroes’

Thousands of gay & bisexual men convicted of now abolished sexual offences have been posthumously pardoned.  The historic moment comes after the Policing and Crime Bill received Royal Assent – enshrining, in law, pardons for those convicted of consensual same-sex relationships.

The new law, made possible following government intervention, will also see statutory pardons granted to the living. However, this will only apply in cases where offenders have successfully applied through the Home Office’s disregard process to have historic convictions removed.
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MoJ:  Thousands officially pardoned under 'Turing's Law'

A fitting memorial to a great man

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