Thursday, December 12, 2013

Being Gay in India is Illegal Again

Indian Supreme Court affirmed that a 153-year-old colonial law criminalising homosexuality will remain in effect.

The high court said in its ruling that a New Delhi's court old decision to strike down the law was unconstitutional, and should be the lawmakers who decide about this matter. Delhi's court ruled in 2009 that sex between two consenting adults in private would not be an offence.

But now, that decision means to make gay sex in India is currently punishable again by up to 10 years in prison.

LGBT activists continue pressing for the removal of that law but the strong religious opposition and a deeply conservative society make it very difficult.

Very bad news from India.

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The protests just began after court's ruling

Not gays, just Indians!


  1. By wayne clark:

    That's very sad! Hope people will stand up and demand a change. 

  2. The Congress Party is now backing legalized homosexuality. Sonia Ghandi has changed her position and is now pro gay rights. I predict that the Indian Parliament will legalize homosexuality within two years.

  3. By Tyler Albertario:

    The Indian Attorney General just came out with a statement saying that the government's official position is that Section 377 must be repealed as soon as possible, and Sonia Gandhi, the President of the Parliament, came out in favor of repeal as soon as possible.

    Also, the Interior Ministry is planning on distributing a circular to all Indian police stations telling them to not enforce the law.