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India to rethink colonial-era law criminalising gay sex

Supreme court to re-examine law that activists say is used to blackmail LBGTI Indians and block HIV and Aids initiatives

India may be on the verge of a major victory for gay rights after the country’s supreme court agreed to re-examine a colonial-era law outlawing sex between men.

The court on Monday said it would refer the question of the validity of section 377 of the Indian penal code to a larger bench for examination before October this year.

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