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India has vowed to crack down on homosexuality within its military, with Indian Army General Bipin Rawat declaring that gay sex is simply “not acceptable.” The defiant stance was reinforced just months after the historic decriminalisation of homosexuality in India when the Supreme court struck down part of the colonial era banning of same sex …

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India Delhi Pride

By Amy Bhatt, University of Maryland The Indian Supreme Court has legalised homosexuality, overturning a 157-year ban on consensual gay sex. In a nearly 500-page unanimous decision issued on Sept. 6, India’s highest court affirmed that “whenever the constitutional courts come across a situation of transgression or dereliction in the sphere of fundamental rights which …

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India Delhi Pride

India’s LGBTIQ community is celebrating after the country’s Supreme Court delivered a landmark ruling decriminalising consensual gay sex. Section 377 of India’s Constitution banned sexual activity “against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” and was widely interpreted as a law against gay sex, which was punishable by up to 10 years …

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The world’s only openly gay royal, Indian prince Manvendra Singh Gohil, is throwing his weight behind the campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in his country. Gohil, from the state of Gujarat in western India, came out to an Indian newspaper in 2006 and faced protests and a negative backlash, including being disowned by his own family. …

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India could be on the verge of legalising homosexuality after the country’s top court agreed to re-examine the country’s law banning gay sex. The Indian Supreme Court will review the validity of Section 377 of India’s penal code which bans “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” and has …

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