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  • Spain’s constitutional court delays verdict over legality of same-sex marriage 
  • Ecuadorian court says civil union registrations from same-sex couples are valid
  • U.S. football star makes her homosexuality public, urges others to come out
  • Hate groups still preach students can be indoctrinated into homosexual behaviour
  • Parliament in Ukraine reported to have cancelled vote on anti-gay propaganda law
  • School suspends teacher until she gets her son to get back into the closet

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  • Democracy wins for now, European Parliament kills global anti-piracy law ACTA
  • U.S. Cops to get tech to covertly irradiating people, looking through their clothes
  • The rotten heart of finance: A scandal over key interest rates is about to go global
  • America’s War on Drugs: 12 years for cough syrup, charges for Ibuprofen
  • Under U.S. law, several million teens could be prosecuted for child pornography
  • Parents send kids to boot camp in Utah to cure “porn addiction” [Warning: Daily Mail]
  

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  • Yet another study confirms global warming is indeed human-caused
  • ACTA rejected by committee in crucial blow before final EU Parliament vote
  • Canadian version of draconian SOPA copyright rules close to becoming law
  • Egyptian Military grants itself sweeping powers; effectively military coup
  • Men outnumber women among American rape victims due to prison rape
  • WikiLeaks founder & whistle-blower Julian Assange requests asylum in Ecuador

 

This Saturday, June 23rd, would have marked the 100th birthday of Alan Turing. A visionary mathematician, logician and code breaker, Turing was a pioneer in the fields of computer science and artificial intelligence. A linchpin member of Ultra, Britain’s World War II counterintelligence team, Turing created the electro-mechanical, code-decrypting "bombe" that deciphered countless intercepted Nazi communications.

Turing’s involvement in the war effort saved thousands of lives — and his contributions to science, technology, philosophy and literature have touched billions. It’s time to celebrate his amazing legacy.

Despite his myriad contributions to society, in 1952, Turing was imprisoned for the same reason Oscar Wilde was once dragged into a court for. He was forced to choose between imprisonment and chemical castration, when investigations into his personal life brought his homosexuality to light. He opted for the latter. Two years later he committed suicide. "The debt of gratitude he is owed makes it all the more horrifying, therefore, that he was treated so inhumanely," said British Prime Minster Gordon Brown, in a posthumous apology delivered in 2009. "We’re sorry, you deserved so much better." Read on…

  

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  • Ecuador names lesbian minister, pledges to close “ex-gay” torture camps
  • Gay politician in a run-off election to serve as Finland’s president
  • Law firm says student has right to say gays should be killed in school paper
  • Teen rapes 11-year-old girl to put gay-rumours about him to rest
  • Assault on lesbian teen prompts call for hate crime legislation in Malta
  • Canadian parents outraged over queer ‘ally’ declarations on classroom walls
  • YouTube pulls ‘non family safe’ music video because it features kissing men

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  • Research links low IQ and conservative beliefs to prejudice and racism
  • Homeland Security given green light to monitor American journalists
  • At -15° thousands of Poles protest against world-wide censorship law ACTA
  • Three million American kids drugged because of problems in focusing
  • After terrific year, music mafia demands extremely strict copyright laws
  • Copyright industry calls for broad search engine censorship
  

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