TV News LIES

Thursday, Jan 18th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News International India's Supreme Court upholds anti-gay sex law

India's Supreme Court upholds anti-gay sex law

E-mail Print PDF

India anti gay lawsIndia's Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexuality, dealing a blow to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society.

The judges said only lawmakers and not the courts could change a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality.

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community across India reacted to the surprise decision with defiance.

"We cannot be forced back into the closet. We are not backing off from our fight against discrimination," said Gautam Bhan, an activist who had petitioned the court.

After the ruling, dozens of activists outside the court began crying and hugging each other in consolation.

"This is a very sad day for us, we are back to square one in our fight for the democratic rights of the gay community," said Ashok Row Kavi of the activist group Humsafar Trust.

Lawyers and supporters of gays, lesbians and transsexuals vowed to continue pressing for the removal of the law, which they say encourages discrimination, even if it is rarely invoked by prosecutors.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


3 dead as monstrous winds lash Europe, creating travel nightmare

Deadly wind storms hit Europe Deadly storms driven by 90-mph wind gusts threw transportation across much of northern Europe into chaos...

North and South Korea to field joint ice hockey team

North and South Korea to field joint hockey team North and South Korea have agreed to form their first-ever joint Olympics team and march together...

Tillerson denies US plans to form Syria border force

Tillerson denies US plans to form Syruan wall US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that Washington owed Turkey an explanation over reports...

Dolores O'Riordan of The Cranberries dies at age 46

Dolores Oriordan dies at 46Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish band The Cranberries, died in London on Monday,...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!