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

History

Homosexual activity in India

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Dec 11, 2013–Aug 1, 2018
Legal
Just got ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court on July 17, 2018. Might be legal in Oct 2018. Section 377 of the Indian Criminal Code is being rewritten.
Added by Ausyk  ·  22 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  ·  40 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  ·  22 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in India

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Current status
(since Dec 11, 2013)
Not legal
Homosexual relations in India was ruled illegal and thus so is homosexual union.
Added by vviet93  ·  20 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Dec 10, 2013–Aug 1, 2018
Unrecognized
Gay marriage legalization pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  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

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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  ·  15 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Apr 15, 2014–Jul 6, 2018
Legal, surgery not required
Not required but preformed here in India. As well there is a third option for all documents.
Added by Ausyk  ·  4 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in India

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Jan 1, 2018–Jul 19, 2018
Single only
no laws in place for same sex couples. Legalization pending.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Current status
Illegal
Same-sex couples are not permitted to adopt a child in India.
Added by danlev  ·  18 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT discrimination in India

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Current status
(since Aug 15, 1949)
No protections
No known anti-discrimination protections exist for sexual orientation or gender identity.
Added by priyanshtiwari1256  ·  15 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Aug 15, 1949–Aug 5, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Full discriminiation protections pending for transgender people. Sexual orientation discrimination protection through human rights institute. Full discrimination protection pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in India

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Current status
(since Aug 15, 1949)
Ambiguous
Transgender discrimination protections pending. Sexual orientation discrimination protection through human rights institute. Full discrimination protections pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  5 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in India

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Current status
(since Aug 15, 1949)
No protections
No protections.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  7 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in India

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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  ·  13 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
May 20, 1950–Aug 1, 2018
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Article 46 got Removed. As well homosexuality just became legal. Missing Discrimination protection nationwide.
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in India

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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  ·  5 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in India

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Current status
Ambiguous
Strongly condemned by Indian Psychiatric Society. Not criminalized. Conversion therapy ban pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  5 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log


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