Ed Team

We're Sorry

Filed By Ed Team | September 12, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Alan Turing, britain, Gordon Brown, u.k.

"While [mathematician Alan Turing] was dealt with under the law of the time and we can't put the clock back, his treatment was of course utterly unfair and I am pleased to have the chance to say how deeply sorry I and we all are for what happened to him. Alan and the many thousands of other gay men who were convicted as he was convicted under homophobic laws were treated terribly. Over the years millions more lived in fear of conviction. . . .

"So on behalf of the British government, and all those who live freely thanks to Alan's work I am very proud to say: we're sorry, you deserved so much better."

--British Prime Minister Gordon Brown


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