Court Challenges India's Anti-Gay Law
January 16, 2003
SUMMARY: A court in India has ordered the country's government to
respond to a lawsuit, demanding an end to the law that makes homosexuality
A court in India has ordered the country's government to respond within a
month to an AIDS service organization's lawsuit, demanding an end to the law
that makes homosexuality illegal.
New Delhi High Court Chief Justice Devinder Gupta and Justice B.D. Ahmed
told the Indian government to file an affidavit within four weeks to clarify
its stance on homosexuality, The Indian Express reported.
The Naz Foundation, which organized the lawsuit, claims that police in
India use the law to harrass gays, who are scared to come forward to get AIDS
The foundation maintains the harassment is a violation of homosexuals'
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