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India's Supreme Court turns the clock back with gay sex ban

By Reuters | Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:21 PM

By Shyamantha Asokan

NEW DELHI, Dec 11 (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country.

In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits ...

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