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LGBTI Rights in India


ADDED ON: 07/22/2018

Not Just Section 377, the Law Isn’t Straight for a Queer Person in India

Can a trans-woman report sexual harassment at work against a colleague? Does a queer person have the right to claim property that belonged to their parents or other family members? Can a…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2018

India’s Top Court Likely to Overturn Colonial-Era Anti-Homosexuality Law

Calling the law “Victorian-era morality” Justice Rohinton Nariman, also chimed in, agreeing to Justice Chandrachud, saying prohibitions have never resolved social issues. In a big win for the LGBT rights in India, the…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

Family Courts Witness More Women Seeking Divorce From Gay Husbands

When a 26-year-old woman from Thodupuzha entered a wedlock with a 38-year-old man from Kothamangalam, little she did know what was in store for her. All she dreamt was of a happy…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

How Trinidad and Tobago Played a Key Role in India’s Ongoing LGBT Hearing

In the end, it happened amazingly fast. After the 18 years it has taken so far to fight the Section 377 case, for decriminalization of consensual same-sex relations, the lawyers and activists involved had…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2018

India on Brink of Biggest Gay Rights Victory as Supreme Court Prepares to Rule on Gay Sex Ban

India stands on the brink of the greatest breakthrough for gay rights since the country’s independence, activists say, as the Supreme Court prepares to rule on whether homosexuality is illegal. While the…

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ADDED ON: 07/14/2018

Will India Stop Treating Gays Like Criminals?

India’s Supreme Court is currently hearing a challenge to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality. Under the colonial-era law, passed by the British in the 1860s, homosexual acts…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2018

Supreme Court on Section 377: LGBT Individuals Are Forced to Marry Opposite Sex

In a significant observation during the hearing on IPC Section 377, Justice Indu Malhotra today said that individuals belonging to lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community marry a person of the…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

A Ray of Hope for LGBTI Community

A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear petitions for scrapping Section 377 of the penal code, a 149-year-old archaic law which criminalizes homosexual acts and provides for…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2018

Reconstituted Supreme Court Bench to Hear Section 377 Case

Days ahead of the crucial hearing on a clutch of petitions challenging the validity of section 377 of the IPC that criminalises consensual gay sex, the Chief justice of India Dipak Misra…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2018

Sexual Minorities Mark A Decade Of Gay Pride With Huge Rainbow Flags In Chennai

Hundreds of people belonging to the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community carried out a pride march on Sunday as they cheered and greeted people across the streets of Chennai to…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2018

Being Lesbian in India

June is the month of Gay Pride parades and celebrations. It’s also the month when two women killed themselves in Gujarat because society wouldn’t let them be together. Sunday Times finds out…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

This Matchmaker is Helping India’s LGBT Community Find Love

Matchmakers — both official and not —- have long been a part of South Asian life. But Urvi Shah is perhaps the only one that specializes in fixing up members of India’s LGBT community.…

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