India throws out ban on gay sex, sparking celebrations

People celebrate after the Supreme Court's verdict of decriminalizing gay sex and revocation of the Section 377 law, inside the Supreme Court premises in New Delhi, India, September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India‚Äôs top court scrapped a colonial-era ban on gay sex on Thursday in a landmark judgement that sparked celebrations across the country where gay sex had been punishable by prison for up to 10 years. Gay sex is considered taboo by many in socially conservative India, and it was reinstated as […]

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