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Two Gay Judges Urge Liberalisation of Gay Sex Laws in India 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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