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Thursday, July 2, 2009

"The Magic of a Nation's Passion": Indian Court Decriminalizes Gay Sex

In a strongly worded statement, New Delhi's High Court ruled that the 150-year statute prohibiting homosexual acts was discriminatory and therefore a "violation of fundamental rights."

"It cannot be forgotten that discrimination is antithesis of equality and that it is the recognition of equality which will foster dignity of every individual," the court said in a 105-page judgment.

Quoting India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, Justice A.P. Shah said: "Words are magic things often enough, even the magic of words sometimes cannot convey magic of human spirit and of a nation's passion."

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