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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Campaign to Repeal India's Ban on Gay Sex

"A group of eminent Indians have put their weight behind a campaign to repeal India’s ban on gay sex, adding to activists’ hopes that the colonial-era law will be overturned when a critical court case is heard next month. Opponents of the 1861 law that criminalises consensual same-sex acts between adults say it violates human rights and stifles efforts to battle HIV/Aids in India, which has the world’s largest number of people infected by HIV. The law “has been used by homophobic officials to suppress the work of legitimate HIV-prevention groups”, according to an open letter signed by more than 150 Indian luminaries, including the author Vikram Seth, Nitin Desai, a former UN undersecretary-general, and other officials, academics, artists and activists." By Amy Yee, Financial Times Link to Article (last visited 9-19-06 (NVS)

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