Tuesday, January 09, 2018

India's LGBT Community Hopeful Court Will Overturn Anti-Gay Law

Gay rights supporters celebrate after India's top court agreed to re-examine
 a colonial-era law that criminalises homosexual acts AP
The Independent reports:

India's Supreme Court has agreed to reexamine a colonial era law which outlawed sex between men, in a possible breakthrough for gay rights in the country.

The court said it would reexamine the validity of Section 377 of the Indian penal code which bans “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” which is punishable by life imprisonment and has widely been interpreted as a law against gay sex.

It is adapted from an 16th century English law and was adopted when India was a colony of the British Empire.

See full story here.

1 comment:

Raybeard said...

They just HAVE to get this right now. "Against the order of Nature"? Dear me!
If they fluff this chance to rectify such a gross injustice, then despair, oh ye millions!