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India votes to keep gay sex illegal

Pro-gay politician says he is committed to 'overcoming' the law that makes sex between millions of people a crime

India votes to keep gay sex illegal
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India's LGBTI community will continue to fight

India has voted to keep gay sex illegal.

Shashi Tharoor, the National Congress Party MP, introduced a private members bill to end the country’s law that makes sex between millions of men a crime.

The Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s parliament, voted against the bill today (18 December).

Homosexuality was declared legal by the Delhi High Court in 2009 but the Indian Supreme Court reversed that ruling in December of 2014.

‘Intro of Pvt.Member’s Bill2decriminalize consensual sex btwn consenting adults defeated in LS 71-24. Surprising to see such intolerance (sic),’ Tharoor tweeted.

‘Notice of intent to oppose introducn of Bill came so late there was no time 2rally support. Will try again in future. We shall overcome!,’ he added.


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