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Indian Supreme Court to Reconsider Verdict Criminalizing Gay Sex

India's Supreme Court says it will reconsider its verdict criminalizing homosexuality after a campaign by activists, The Hindu reports:

IndiaA bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, before whom the matter was mentioned by senior lawyers appearing for different parties, said that it will go through the documents and consider their plea.

Curative petition is the last judicial resort available for redressal of grievances in court and it is normally considered by judges in-chamber without granting opportunity to parties to argue the case.

The petitioners, including NGO Naz Foundation which has been spearheading the legal battle on behalf of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community, contended that there was an error in the judgement delivered on December 11 last year as it was based on old law.

 

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  1. In a world climate where some countries are progressing towards true equality and some countries are regressing to who knows what point, it is always wiser to choose progress. On the brink of greater financial success, inspired by progress, India shouldn't look to backslide like the countries who's economy isn't tied to their own success. Some of those countries aren't concerned about worldwide image because they receive donations (from progressive/successful countries) to succeed.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Apr 3, 2014 9:25:55 AM


  2. I think there is some hope here. India has always struck me as far more progressive relative to say most of Africa and Russia. I think Western ideals have a lot of influence in India.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Apr 3, 2014 9:29:34 AM


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