Top Indian court lifts ban on gay sex

Published: September 06, 2018 12:55:27 | Updated: September 11, 2018 21:27:12


A man walks inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India, July 17, 2018. Reuters/Files

The Supreme Court of India lifted a colonial-era ban on gay sex on Thursday, in a landmark judgement activists hope will improve rights for the LGBT community in the country.

A five-judge panel in the Supreme Court was unanimous in its decision to end the law commonly known as “Section 377”, that prohibits “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” - which is widely interpreted to refer to gay sex, Reuters reports.

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