Legally gay In­dia

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In­dia’s supreme court has scrapped a colo­nial-era ban on gay sex. The act be­came a crim­i­nal of­fence again in In­dia when a law named Sec­tion 337 was re­in­stated in 2013. But the na­tion’s supreme court has now ruled that gay sex “among con­sent­ing adults in pri­vate” is not a crime. “We have to van­quish prej­u­dice and en­sure equal rights,” said Di­pak Misra, In­dia’s chief of jus­tice.

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