People of Northwest Public Radio
Mon May 14, 2012
India Debates Re-Banning Homosexuality
Originally published on Mon May 14, 2012 2:44 pm
India's Supreme Court is now weighing arguments by opponents and proponents of legal homosexuality. Same-sex relationships were decriminalized in 2009, but a number of political, social and religious groups are fighting to reinstate a colonial-era law that punished homosexual acts with prison time. Public health workers say legal recognition of India's gay community is critical in the fight against HIV and AIDS.