India: Homosexuality and the Law

Homosexuality in India is illegal because of a law that is largely part of a British legacy. Vikram Seth, a prominent author has written an open letter to the Government on the issue, and this has found consent with quite a few other prominent people. Amardeep Singh on the law, the context and the issue at hand. “Who exactly defines what is “against the order of nature”? I believe the earlier versions of the Penal Code didn't include the “explanation,” so one obvious question is whether it includes, to be quite direct, everything but the heterosexual missionary position.”

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