India court legalises gay sex in landmark ruling – BBC News

A joyful reaction to the ruling at an NGO in Mumbai

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Although public opinion in India’s biggest cities has been in favour of scrapping the law, there remains strong opposition among religious groups and in conservative rural communities.

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But this ruling, from the top court, is the final say in the matter and represents a huge victory for India’s LGBT community.

One activist outside the court told the BBC: “I hadn’t come out to my parents until now. But today, I guess I have.”

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