India’s top court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling

In a historic finding, India’s Supreme Court dominated that gay sex is not any longer a criminal offence within the country.
India's top court legalises gay sex in landmark rulingThe ruling overturns a 2013 judgement that upheld a colonial-era law, called section 377, underneath that gay sex is classified as associate “unnatural offence”.

It is one among the world’s oldest laws criminalising gay sex, and the Asian nation has been reluctant to overturn it.

Campaigners outside the court cheered and a few skint into tears because the ruling was in their favour.

“Criminalising carnal intercourse is irrational, absolute and evidently unconstitutional,” magistrate Dipak Misra aforementioned whereas reading out his judgement.

India’s gay and transgender communities have fought long and onerous to strike down section 377, that carried a 10-year jail term for people who engaged in what it termed “unnatural sex”.

Equal rights activists had argued that the terribly existence of such a law was proof of discrimination supported sexual orientation.

They frequently aforementioned that the law has been accustomed harass LGBT individuals.

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