So-called ‘Alan Turing Law’ will clear convictions Friday, October 21, 2016 Britain to posthumously pardon thousands of gay and bisexual men once considered criminalsBy Max BearakThe Washington PostBy all accounts, Alan Turing was a genius. Tens of thousands of gay and bisexual men were convicted of “gross indecency.” On Wednesday, the British government announced that it would posthumously pardon those who had been convicted. Dubbing it the “Alan Turing law,” the pardons would be achieved through an amendment to a bill that originally criminalized homosexuality. The gross indecency law ruined peoples’ lives. As Alan Turing received a pardon, it is absolutely right that those who were similarly convicted should receive a pardon as well.