India’s highest court to revisit 16th-century ban on gay sex

In India, homosexual acts are punishable by up to 10 years in prison. But on Monday, the country’s highest court announced it will re-examine the ban.

Enacted by the British 153 years ago in 1860, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code outlaws “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” and also bans oral sex between man and woman, holding that only penile-vaginal sex was not "against the order of nature.”

Read the full story at AJC.com.

Fiza Piraniworld