India: Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Over Decision Legalizing Being Gay
A challenge of the decision to decriminalise homosexuality in India has begun at the country's Supreme Court this week.
In 2009. the Delhi High Court overturned Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalised "carnal intercourse against the order of nature".
The law was ruled to violate fundamental citizens' rights under the Indian constitution. Requests to the Supreme Court to stay the judgement were denied and the law, introduced 150 years ago, was lifted.