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Inidan Court Started Hearing On Decriminalisation Of Gay Sex

In 2009, New Delhi’s high court decriminalised homosexuality. Today, India’s supreme court has started hearing petitions to decide whether that landmark decision stands or falls

Press Trust Of India reports:

The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred its hearing on the issue of legalisation and decriminalisation of gay sex among consenting adults in private. A bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi adjourned the matter without specifying the date of the next hearing and said the same would be taken up after su mmer vacations. The apex court was hearing a bunch of petitions filed by gay rights activists and also by political, social and religious organisations, who have opposed the Delhi High Court verdict decriminalising homosexual behaviour.

Earlier, on February 7, the bench had refused to implead the armed forces in the case on the contentious issue.

People and organisations from different fields have come out in support, for or against, the path-breaking verdict of the Delhi High Court which had sparked a controversy.

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