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In what is the final say on the matter, the Supreme Court ruled that gay sex is no longer illegal. The court gave its ruling Thursday on a petition filed by five people who challenged the law that criminalised gay sex saying they are living in fear of being harassed and prosecuted by police. The court ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a fundamental violation of rights.
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The tide within Indian society is already turning. The Supreme Court's Section verdict will hopefully further propel acceptance of homosexuality in India. Chennai: As the Supreme Court of India has finally put an end to the criminalization of homosexuality under Section in India, data from opinion polls indicates that societal acceptance might still be some way off.
PUNE, India Thomson Reuters Foundation - After her son came out as gay, Sushma Samudra consulted astrologers, quizzed psychiatrists, performed prayers and implored gods and goddesses to cure his abnormality. Undeterred, she tasked her husband to feed a stray dog each morning with a roti generously coated with ghee, closely following the curative advice of an expert astrologer. Samudra can laugh now - recalling her naivety and the deranged detours taken en route - as she relaxed into a family interview at her home in Pune, about 90 miles from Mumbai.
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The decision was a landmark — not least because civil rights activists hope it will galvanize the repeal of similar anti-gay legislation that remains on the books in dozens of other former outposts of the British Empire. Britain decriminalized homosexuality beginning half a century ago, but the vestiges of its Victorian-era morality laws linger from Antigua to Zambia. About 35 members of the Commonwealth of Nations, made up mostly of former colonies, ban same-sex relations, accounting for roughly half the countries that outlaw gay intercourse.
Over the past decade, LGBT people have gained more and more tolerance and acceptance in India, especially in large cities. Although same-sex couples are not legally recognized currently by any form, performing a symbolic same-sex marriage is not prohibited under Indian law either. Sincetransgender people in India have been allowed to change their gender without sex reassignment surgeryand have a constitutional right to register themselves under a third gender. Additionally, some states protect hijrasa traditional third gender population in South Asiathrough housing programmes, welfare benefits, pension schemes, free surgeries in government hospitals and others programmes designed to assist them.