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Bollywood Stars Condemn Supreme Court’s Gay Sex Ban

Indian celebrities rally behind the LGBT community after last week’s controversial ruling.\n

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20th December 2013 11:56

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Some of India’s most powerful celebrities came to the defense of India’s LGBT community this week, following the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate a 153-year-old law banning gay sex.

The contentious law, Indian Penal Code Section 377, criminalizes homosexual intercourse – those found guilty can face up to 10 years in prison. It also overturned a 2009 ruling by the Delhi High Court that had found Section 377, when applied to consenting adults, to be unconstitutional.

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