Benedict Cumberbatch signs petition for British government to pardon gays

January 31, 2015 4:35 PM

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Benedict Cumberbatch signs petition for British government to pardon gays

The Oscar-nominated actor is one of 40,000 people to sign a petition that calls on the British government to pardon gay men convicted of gross indecency in the past. Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, a famous codebreaker during WWII who was also gay, in 'The Imitation Game.'

Oscar hopeful Benedict Cumberbatch has called on the British government to pardon thousands of gay men convicted of gross indecency.

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