Two Gay Judges Urge Liberalisation of Gay Sex Laws in India
Gay.com U.K., 9 January 2002
Two gay judges, from South Africa and Australia respectively, are lobbying
the Indian government to liberalise the country’s laws on homosexuality,
where gay sex is still a criminal offence.
Justice Michael Kirby from Australia and Justice Edwin Cameron of the
Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa have been meeting with judges in India
in a bid to get them to recognise that the laws need changing.
The Indian Lawyers’ Collective, a group of social activists in the legal
profession, have already filed a petition to the Delhi high court, demanding
that homosexuality be decriminalised as it violates the country’s
consititution which is built on equality.
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