LGBT Indians dare to hope as Supreme Court rules on anti-gay law

February 2, 2016 9:31 AM

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LGBT Indians dare to hope as Supreme Court rules on anti-gay law

The court will hear a challenge to Section 377, a colonial-era law that criminalizes sex between consenting lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) partners.

Most of those who are charged end up paying a fine, said Anjali Gopalan, founder of the Naz Foundation Trust and one of the petitioners. However, some also end up doing a short amount of jail time.

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