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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Gay Sex Decriminalized in India

From CNN:

India's Supreme Court has struck down a colonial-era law criminalizing consensual gay sex, overturning more than 150 years of anti-LGBT legislation.

The landmark decision Thursday by five Supreme Court judges to repeal the law and legalize gay sex between consenting adults comes as a major victory for India's LGBT activists and supporters.
Section 377, an archaic law imposed during British rule that penalized intercourse "against the order of nature," had carried a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
 
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