India’s Top Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex in Landmark Ruling

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India’s Top Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex in Landmark Ruling

By: Carolyn Mirabile, Partner of the Family Law Group and Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee

India’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down a ban on consensual gay sex stating the law was, “irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary”. The Supreme Court also held that, “gay Indians must be accorded all the protections of the Constitution”. The crumbling of a law which existed for over 150 years in a Nation which criminally prosecuted and socially ostracized gays is another example of how countries all over the world are defending same-sex relationships and embracing change.