India Supreme Court Upholds Sodomy Law

Another unfortunate setback. :(

My co-worker is from India, but she’s not here today or I’d ask her thoughts. I’m reasonably certain she’d just shake her head and find it just as unbelievable as I.

After a 12 year legal battle, the Supreme Court of India overruled a lower court ruling striking down a law criminalizing consensual same-sex intercourse on Wednesday morning.

The Supreme Court has set aside the sweeping 2009 ruling of the Delhi High Court that struck down the sodomy law, known as Section 377, and referred the question to parliament.

The legal organization that brought the case, the Lawyers Collective, tweeted from the courtroom that this is a “major setback to LGBT rights.”

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