It is wonderful to see such progress. There is still a long way to go towards equality in India, but it sounds as though things are moving in the right direction. Hopefully the advances happening in Nepal will have an impact on other countries in the region. Progress is being made in Thailand also which would be a key country in S E Asia and would impact on neighbouring countries if meaningful equality legislation such as same sex marriage were introduced.
Yes, an excellent development. Let’s hope for some similar steps in Sri Lanka in advance of the next CHOGM in 2013.
Paragraph 377 has not been repealed. It is still on the statute books. An appeal against the High Court ruling is pending. Decriminalisation is not yet won.
It has been “read down” by the Delhi Court so that it does not affect consenting adults, which amounts to the same thing. So far as we know no one has put forward a valid legal argument in support of the Appeal that rebuts the very clear legal decision by excellent judges.
Let’s also look forward to the day when the rest of S E Asia’s former colonies, Singapore, Malaysia and Sri Lanka get rid of this odious section. Though Singapore has, but only for heterosexual anal and oral acts. You don’t get a clearer act of discrimination than that!!
Great story PN …
Excellent to see some progress … even if there is still much work to do …
India is moving ahead, its a long road – but much more fair than Cameroon or Uganda
This is a Pride event I would love to go to, they are such spiritual people, beautiful on the inside as well as out.
Actually they are the same as people everywhere else. But I know what you mean about the culture.
‘They’? 1.1bn Indians are all ‘spiritual’?
My heart rejoice with each and every pride and proud. We have a lot to be proud of. Love to all.
To Peter Tatchell. That’s what I thought from the day one after delhi’s court’s decision….. There were so many stupids who thought that homosexuality now is legal in all states of India. They even doesn’t know that such states as Kashmir and Jammu have own criminal codes independently from federal penal code of India… O, boy….
You may not have noticed, but Peter Tatchell is not mentioned in this article. Who’s one of the stupids now, eh?
Rehan, I believe Rich is referring to member of the forum called Peter Thatchell. No need to be rude.
Oh yes, now I’ve seen Peter Tatchell’s post above – who’s one of the stupids now, eh? (It was also a knee-jerk reaction based on the belief that Rich was the troll from a few months ago.)
Good luck… hope it all goes well!!