The Great Debate (India)

Will court ruling on gay sex change perceptions?


INDIAThe Delhi High Court’s ruling that homosexual sex among consenting adults is not a crime is expected to boost an increasingly vocal pro-gay lobby in India that says a British-era law banning gay sex is a violation of human rights.

The current law bans “sex against the order of nature”, and is widely interpreted to mean homosexual sex in India.

The High Court ruling applies to all of India, but can be appealed at the Supreme Court.

In a country where gay sex has been a taboo, will the court ruling have any bearing on how conservative Indians view homosexuality?