Homosexual Sex Still Illegal in India, but Nation’s Supreme Court Now Reconsidering

In India, homosexual acts are punishable by up to 10 years in prison. But on Monday, the country’s highest court announced it will re-examine the ban . . .

Following a petition filed by five Indians who said they are living in constant fear of being prosecuted, the Supreme Court said a larger group of judges would reconsider the constitutional validity of the law . . .

But in 2013, India’s Supreme Court overturned the ruling and re-criminalized same-sex relationships.

This time, some justices are arguing that the law contradicts Article 21 of the Indian constitution, which says: “No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law.”

After a … ruling in September, many justices in the country recognized that Article 21 guaranteed a right to privacy, including sexual orientation. (Read more from “Homosexual Sex Still Illegal in India, but Nation’s Supreme Court Now Reconsidering” HERE)

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