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[SPN] Homosexuality Decriminalised by Delhi Court

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    <!-- If you can't see this message properly, then you are unable to see HTML formatted emails. Please change your setting in the control panel to receive the community bulletin in Text format. http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/profile.php?do=editoptions --><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1" /><html><head><style type="text/css" id="vbulletin_css">/*** vBulletin 3.8.1 CSS* Style: 'Web Chat 370'; Style ID: 17*/@import url(http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/"clientscript/vbulletin_css/style-d09296b8-00017.css");</style><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="clientscript/vbulletin_important.css?v=381" /></head><body><table><br /><tr><br /><td><br /><a href="http://www.sikhphilosophy.net"><img border="0" src="http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/webchat/misc/logo.png"></a><br><br /><br /><strong>$username Ji, Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru ji Ki Fateh!!</strong><br /><br />This weeks newsletter highlights an important developments concerning Sikh Diaspora. I would like to invite you to share your views on these long burning issues afresh.<br /><br /><h3>Featured Topics</h3><br /><h2>Delhi High Decriminalizes Homosexuality</h2><br />In a landmark judgement, the capital's highest court has struck down an archaic provision of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalises homosexuality. It has ruled that Section 377, in so far as it penalises gay sex between consenting adults, was in violation of fundamental rights. In effect, this means that gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders cannot be hauled up anymore in the capital if they are adults, and engage in consensual sex. This is a welcome step forward. The criminalisation of homosexuality is a relic of the past, introduced by the British in 1861. By legalising homosexuality, the Delhi high court has restored the personal freedom and rights of homosexuals, guaranteed to them by the Indian Constitution.<br /><br />Over the past few days, there has been a renewed debate over Sec 377. When law minister Veerappa Moily recently suggested that Sec 377 could be one of the many outdated laws that needed review, critics and advocates of this law were galvanised. The government was exhorted to give the anachronistic law a burial and usher in an era of greater individual rights. 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