The Forced Fall Of The Turing Bill Is Offensive and Hurtful

However, while this aim is broadly supported by MPs of all parties, the scope of the Turing Bill, and the pardon, was deemed too wide for the Government. Instead of taking the Bill to the next stage, where it would have been possible to iron out differences, parliamentary procedures were used to force the Bill to fall. This is an underhanded political tactic, and, regardless of intention, it is deeply hurtful and offensive to the thousands of gay and bi men who have been affected.

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