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Supreme Court decides gay sex is no longer a crime in India

In a historic verdict, India’s Supreme Court ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offense in the country. Section 377 was a 157-year-old British-era colonial law that criminalized sex between homosexuals. Reading his verdict on Thursday on petitions challenging the constitutionality of the law, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said: “Majoritarian views and popular […]

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