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Gay sex is ok again in India?

Indian government ‘fully’ supports 2009 decision to decriminalise gay sex
Mumbai Pride March in January

Following confusion in Delhi Supreme Court last week, a government representative has clarified they do not want to overturn the High Court's 2009 decriminalisation of gay sex

According to AFP, Mohan Jain, an additional solicitor general in court for the hearing said the government fully supported the 2009 High Court decision.

‘It's a government of India decision that there is no legal error in the judgment of the Delhi High Court,’ Jain said at court where appeals brought by several anti-gay groups are being heard.

Last week a government lawyer, PP Malhotra said gay sex was 'highly immoral and against societal order’. The home ministry subsequently issued a statement distancing themselves from Malhotra’s statement, saying it was a ‘miscommunication’ and he was reading from the wrong file.

The BBC reports that one of the Supreme Court judges told the government today: ‘Don't make a mockery of the system and don't waste the court's time.’

A recent law school report shows that since the decriminalisation gay people in India have had increased self-confidence and less discrimination. 

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