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Bollywood Stars Condemn Supreme Court’s Gay Sex Ban

in INDIA, 20/12/2013

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

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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