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Indian Supreme Court to Hear Landmark Gay Case

Indian Supreme Court to Hear Landmark Gay Case


The Supreme Court of India on Monday will hear petitions for and against the landmark Delhi high court ruling that decriminalized gay sex in 2009.

According to the Press Trust of India, "A bench of justices G S Singhvi and A K Ganguly would be hearing a bunch of petitions filed by gay rights activists and political, social and religious organizations who have opposed the Delhi high court verdict decriminalising homosexual behaviour."

The Delhi high court ruling declared that section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which originated during British colonial rule and made homosexuality punishable by up to life imprisonment, was unconstitutional.

The Supreme Court declined to take any action regarding the verdict until it heard from petitioners.

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