In The South

India repeals Colonial ban on same-sex relations

Besi Besemar September 8, 2018

THE Supreme Court of India made the historic decision to repeal the ban on same-sex relations on September 6. The colonial-era Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code made sexual behaviour “against the order of nature” illegal and punishable by imprisonment and served as a model for similar laws across the British Colonial Empire.

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