Main | Wednesday, July 01, 2009

India's High Court Set To Rule On Decriminalizing Homosexuality

One of the world's largest homosexual populations is anxiously awaiting word on a pending ruling that may decriminalize gay sex. Rex Wockner:
The Delhi High Court will issue its long-awaited decision in the case seeking to decriminalize gay sex tomorrow, Thursday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m. Delhi time. You should care because...India is the world's second-most-populous nation: 17.22 percent of all humans live there. That's 1,165,760,000 people. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code bans gay sex under penalty of up to 10 years in prison. The legal challenge seeks to have the section "read down" so it no longer applies to consensual sex between adults.
The ruling will come tomorrow at about 1:30am NYC time. Even if only 5% of India is gay, this ruling will affect the lives of over 50 million of our people.

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