[SIGCIS-Members] EDM on Alan Turin

Bernardo Batiz-Lazo bbatiz64 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 31 08:24:32 PST 2012

Members might be interested in an EDM signed today by 6 MPs -


Alan Turing

EDM number 2660 in 2010-12, proposed by John Leech on 30/01/2012.

That this House notes the vital contribution made by Alan Turing to
Britain's war effort by inventing the machine that broke the Enigma
code; regrets that following his years of national service he received
a criminal conviction for having a sexual relationship with another
man; further regrets that he was forced to take oestrogen therapy or
be sent to prison if he did not comply; further regrets that he went
on to take his own life on 8 June 1954 at the age of just 41 years;
further notes that so far over 21,000 people have signed the
e-petition on the 10 Downing Street website calling for Alan Turing to
be pardoned; and supports these calls, and acknowledges the huge and
unnecessary suffering that he and so many other gay, lesbian, bisexual
and transgender people have had to endure.


1) Early Day Motions (EDMs) are formal motions submitted for debate in
the House of Commons. However, very few are actually debated. EDMs
allow MPs to draw attention to an event or cause. MPs register their
support by signing individual motions.

2) e-petition


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