ADDED ON: 07/25/2018

For LGBTI Indians, Time to Right a British-era Wrong

07/14/2018 | South China Morning Post

India is contemplating the prospect of a major social revolution as a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court this week hears a raft of petitions challenging Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which outlaws homosexuality. The law, a legacy of the British colonial era, criminalizes “unnatural acts against the order of nature”, and has long been used to harass gay Indians. Since it makes non penile-vaginal intercourse illegal, even between consenting adults, the LGBTI community are particularly affected.


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