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Homosexuality is no longer punishable in India

In a historic decision, the Indian Supreme court ruled that sex between two people of the same gender is no longer a crime.

The court ruled that more than 146 year-old law that homosexual acts are punishable, the rights, it violates the Indian constitution sit anchored. “The law is a weapon for discrimination”, concluded the president of the court. The court also ruled that sex is with mutual consent between two adults of the same sex in private is not a crime. The LGBTQ-community in the country has the same rights as others, was still in the decision.

The old law placed homosexual relations at the same level as bestiality and classified as a crime “against the order of nature’.

“The law was a weapon for discrimination,” concluded Dipak Misra, the chairman of the court. The court ruled that sex with mutual consent between two adults of the same sex in private, is no crime. The LGBTQ-community in the country has the same rights as others, was still in the decision.

The decision of the court will be a great economic and social impact on the LGBTQ community in the country that has 1.3 billion inhabitants. The decision of the Supreme court will discrimination of homosexual employees and their partners in India to prevent.

In 2013 was a progressive India still in shock. Two judges of the Indian Supreme court made when a judgment from 2009 of the high Court of Delhi reversed. That court ruled, when that sex is with mutual consent between adults of the same sex no longer a crime and that the punishment ” a violation of the fundamental rights’ of the Constitution.

The Asian country is now the 124ste state in the world where homosexual acts are not or no longer punishable.

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