Delhi High Court has struck down the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code
On July, 2nd 2009 the two century old anti-sodomy law in India has been struck down by the Delhi High Court. After years of struggle in the court, this is a very special days in the ongoing struggles for sexual rights. SPW congratulates to all involved in this proccess.
Read below information on this victory.
> Indian High Court: Gay Sex is Legal (ILGA)
> India: Historic ruling against “sodomy” laws, the first step to equality (Amnesty International)
> Statement on the delhi high court’s decision on section 377 of the Indian Penal Code from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
> India Decriminalizes Gay Sex (The Huffington Post)
> Indian Court Overturns Gay Sex Ban (NY Times)
> Update on ongoing resistance to the Indian anti-sodomy law – by Radhika Ramassuban
> This Alien Legacy: The Origins of ‘Sodomy’ Laws in British Colonialism (HRW report – 2008)
> 377 – And the unnatural afterlife of British colonialism – by Douglas Sanders