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India govt presses Supreme Court to drop gay sex ban

By Reuters | Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:54 PM

By Sruthi Gottipati

NEW DELHI, Dec 20 (Reuters) - India's government petitioned the Supreme Court on Friday urging it to reverse a ban on gay sex, saying individual rights must be respected.

The ruling Congress party has been critical of the court's decision and taken an unexpectedly bold stand in the religiously conservative nation ahead of a tough election early next year.

The top court last...

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