Gay Sex Now Legal in India

Indian women

Yay! Great news. Read about it here.

How did it get banned in the first place?

Homosexuality has been illegal in India since 1860 under a statute introduced by British colonial rulers that banned “carnal intercourse against the order of nature.” Conviction carried a fine and maximum 10-year jail sentence.

That begs the question whether gay sex would ever have been illegal if homophobic British colonists hadn’t decided the matter for India.

But yay, now those days are past!

“We are all very thrilled and happy,” said Anjali Gopalan, executive director of the Naz Foundation, a gay advocacy group that had petitioned the court to overturn the statute.

“This is just the beginning. The battle will continue till every member of this community gets all the rights that an ordinary citizen has,” Gopalan told reporters.

I’m glad to see that gay Indians have such a great advocate in their community. Learn more about the Naz Foundation.

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