Indian Supreme Court Reinstates Ban on Gay Sex

HeadlineDec 11, 2013

India’s Supreme Court has reinstated a law banning homosexual sex. The ban was struck down four years ago, but renewed on Tuesday after the court upheld a section of the penal code dating back to 1860. Indian officials say they plan to keep a database of those prosecuted under the law. In a statement, Human Rights Watch called the ruling a “setback to human dignity.”

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