• Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
  • Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    Ambiguous
  • Housing Discrimination
    Ambiguous
  • Military
    ✖ Illegal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
  • Conversion Therapy
    Varies by Region

History

Homosexual activity in India

?
Dec 11, 2013–Sep 28, 2017
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
10 years in prison.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  14 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Current status
(since Dec 11, 2013)
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
The Delhi High Court ruling, IPC 377, was overruled by the Supreme Court of India. Sexual intercourse between two people of the same sex is illegal, being punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment.
Added by danlev  ·  33 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Jul 2, 2009–Dec 10, 2013
Legal
Case law overriding Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code
Added by chris  ·  18 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in India

?
Current status
(since Dec 11, 2013)
Not legal
Homosexual relations in India was ruled illegal and thus so is homosexual union.
Added by vviet93  ·  18 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Dec 10, 2013–Oct 13, 2017
Unrecognized
No constitutional ban or law making it illegal.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Jul 22, 2011–Dec 10, 2013
Ambiguous
There has been an officially recognised female-female marriage
Added by chris  ·  13 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in India

?
Current status
(since Apr 15, 2014)
Legal, but requires surgery
The Supreme Court of india recognized a third gender that transgender persons can choose to identify themselves in official documents. However, this third gender is very different from what we normally think of a gender-queer individual
Added by vviet93  ·  14 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Apr 15, 2014–Oct 19, 2017
Legal, surgery not required
Not required but preformed here in India.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in India

?
Current status
Illegal
Same-sex couples are not permitted to adopt a child in India.
Added by danlev  ·  13 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT discrimination in India

?
Current status
(since Aug 15, 1949)
No protections
No known anti-discrimination protections exist for sexual orientation or gender identity.
Added by priyanshtiwari1256  ·  14 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Aug 15, 1949–Oct 9, 2017
Illegal in some contexts
Only for gender identity and expression.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in India

?
Current status
(since Aug 15, 1949)
Ambiguous
Only for gender identity.
Added by Ausyk  ·  5 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in India

?
Current status
(since Aug 15, 1949)
Ambiguous
Only for gender identity.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  6 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in India

?
Current status
(since May 20, 1950)
Illegal
Article 46 of the Army Act states any "indecent or unnatural acts" are punishable by up to 7 years
Added by vviet93  ·  11 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
May 20, 1950–Oct 15, 2017
Legal
No
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in India

?
Current status
(since Apr 2, 2013)
Equal
The Criminal Law Act of 2013 raised the age of consent for homosexual sex and heterosexual sex to 18.
Added by vviet93  ·  9 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in India

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Current status
Legal
According to the Indian Blood Bank.
Added by Ausyk  ·  4 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log


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