ADDED ON: 07/20/2018

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

07/19/2018 | TeleSur

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 Supreme Court bench hinted at going against the archaic Section 377, a Colonial-era law which bans homosexuality. “All suppression is wrong.” Justice D.Y. Chandrachud who is part of the five-judge bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra Tuesday pointed out that public acceptance of gay relationships will help meet health concerns and control the spread of HIV, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud told lawyers who argued in support of criminalizing homosexuality, on Tuesday.


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