Thursday, December 12, 2013
India's Supreme Court reinstates law criminalizing gay sex
Not a joke.
NEW DELHI — In a reversal that surprised many gay activists and flew in the face of changes seen in some other countries recently, India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a lower-court ruling, in effect making homosexuality a crime again.
The nation’s top court overturned a 2009 Delhi High Court decision that decriminalized homosexual sex between consenting adults. In Wednesday’s ruling, the top court argued that the lower court had overstepped its mandate and had no right to augment the law.
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