"Turing's Law", which would have erased the criminal records of nearly 50,000 gay men before Britian's **** laws were repealed in 1967, has just been voted down in committee by the British parliament.
The measure was introduced by MP John Nicholson.
There had been a 2015 petition that asked for pardons for gay men who were criminalized for consensual gay sex that had been signed by half a million petitioners.
One of those petition-signers was Benedict Cumberbatch who played Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game".
Turing himself became famous for breaking the Nazis' Enigma Code and turning around the course of World War II.
Later, he was convicted of homosexuality and forced into a chemical castration.
It is believed that he did commit suicide.
Reportedly, there is a rival bill in the British Parliament that would delete the criminal records of all DEAD gay men.
The treatment of Alan Turing and gay men in England before 1967 is such a blot on England itself.
What is wrong with telling 50,000 gay men who were criminalized in the past that what they were doing was not wrong and that England itself is apologizing?
You can imagine the paralyzing fear of actors like Dirk Bogarde, who wouldn't come out of the closet even after 1967.