Entry #151: Homosexual activity in India

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IssueHomosexual activity
Start DateJul 2, 2009
End DateDec 10, 2013
DescriptionCase law overriding Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code
Reports (9)
  • Newer law has been passed "Newer law banning homosexuality has been passed"
  • Newer law has been passed "Supreme Court upholds section 377, Homosexuality is now illegal as of 11 December 2013"
  • Newer law has been passed "A ban on gay sex was imposed early this year: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/28/india-supreme-court-refuses-review-ban-gay-sex"
  • Other "The supreme court overturned the earlier decision and re instated 377 criminalizing homosexuality."
  • Newer law has been passed "Homosexuality has been criminalized again by the Supreme Court of India (Section 377 was reinstituted)."
  • Newer law has been passed "The new law criminalizes homosexuality http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/court-in-india-criminalizes-homosexuality/2013/12/11/ea7274a6-6227-11e3-a7b4-4a75ebc432ab_story.html"
  • Other information is incorrect "The supreme court recently overturned the delhi high court verdict of 2009 so sex between consenting adults of the same sex is a punishable offence again under section 377"
  • Other "The Delhi High Court ruling reading down IPC 377 (which crimanalized the so-called Carnal intercourse against the order of Nature) has since been overruled by the Supreme Court of India. So, sexual intercourse between two people of the same sex is, at least in the case of the men, illegal in India, punishable by up to 10 years rigorous imprisonment. See http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2013/12/kaushal_v_naz_foundation_the_supreme_court_of_india_s_shockingly_bad_gay.html"
  • Date is incorrect "New law came into effect in Dec 11th 2013 banning gay sex."

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