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Alan Turing gets royal pardon on homosexuality 'crime'

The codebreaker and computer pioneer was convicted in 1952, which resulted in him losing security clearance and he was given the choice of jail or chemical castration. A 2013 pardon is merely posturing.

By Dec. 24, 2013

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First look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game'

Following news of the royal pardon for WWII code breaker and computer scientist Alan Turing for his "crime" in the '50s of being a homosexual, "The Imitation Game" reveals its first official image from the film.

By Dec. 27, 2013

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Dungeons & Dragons 'destroyed people's lives'

US Southern Baptist televangelist Pat Robertson has spoken out against the evils of playing Dungeons & Dragons.

By Apr. 28, 2013

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Code-breaker Alan Turing to be pardoned (finally)

Vilified by the British government for his homosexuality -- a fact that many say led to his suicide -- the famous mathematician and Enigma code-breaker is now likely to receive a posthumous pardon.

By Jul. 20, 2013

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Saudi Arabia objects to .bible

During the objection period for new generic Top Level Domains, Saudi Arabia launches a multitude of challenges. The domains it has issues with include .wine, .catholic, and .gay.

By Aug. 15, 2012

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Gay-love text gets sender 3 years in jail

A Cameroonian man texts another man: "I am very much in love with you." That is enough to get him sent to prison. An appeal hearing held yesterday confirms his sentence.

By Dec. 18, 2012

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Alan Turing: Petition urges posthumous pardon

The pleading describes 1952 imprisonment of legendary computing pioneer as a black mark on UK history.

By Dec. 7, 2011

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CNN suspends Roland Martin for homophobic, violent tweets

CNN political analyst belittled men wearing pink and the near-naked H&M David Beckham ad via Twitter during the Super Bowl--tweets that some critics say were anti-gay and violent.

By Feb. 8, 2012

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'Ender's Game' author: Where's 'tolerance' now?

After gay-rights activists move to boycott the film version of "Ender's Game" to protest author Orson Scott Card's opposition to gay marriage, Card asks for tolerance of views like his.

By Jul. 10, 2013