India Supreme Court to reconsider law criminalizing homosexuality

The Supreme Court of India [official website] agreed [order, PDF] Monday to re-examine Section 377 [JURIST op-ed], which criminalizes sex between people of the same sex. In its order, the court noted that, “social morality also changes from age to age,” and that it is necessary for the law to be separate from those changes to uphold the rights guaranteed by India’s constitution. The petition called for a re-examination of the court’s 2013 decision [JURIST report] that upheld the law…

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