Indian Supreme Court to Revisit Ban on Gay Sex

Indian Supreme Court to Revisit Ban on Gay Sex

India’s Supreme Court said yesterday that it will reconsider a 2013 ban on gay sex. The court said that it will bring in judges to relook at the constitutional legality of this decision that caused international outrage. Before this ban, India had decriminalized homosexuality for four years.

The colonial-era law, Section 377, prohibits “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal.”

Lawyer Anand Grover who represents five members of the gay community said that this is a major step forward. “It is a big relief and a primary step taken by the Supreme Court to review its earlier order.”

Gay sex is punishable by up to 10 years jail under the law.

 

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