India Could Decriminalize Homosexuality Soon
The 157-year old law that criminalizes "all sexual activity apart from heterosexual intercourse" could be overturned.
India could be on the brink of repealing a 157-year-old law that criminalizes "all sexual activity apart from heterosexual intercourse," according to Buzzfeed. The issue is one of the world's largest and longest-running LGBT legal battles.
A bench of five judges from India's highest court began hearing arguments against a law known as Section 377. The law was introduced under British rule in 1861. It states that all sexual activity apart from heterosexual intercourse is "against the order of nature." If the Supreme Court judges strike down the law it would transform gay rights in a country of more than one billion people.