Homosexuality Becomes a Crime in India

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“Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal” is now potentially looking at a ten year prison sentence, ruled the Supreme Court.

Back in 2009, a law that banned homosexuality was ruled against by a lower court and the country celebrated it as a huge win. Now, things appear to be taking a huge step backward.

A big question will be how other countries view this decision and how that will affect those relationships.

Another question will be how the people of India respond to this ruling.

Will this have an impact on the amount of violence within the country? Will an impact be felt in the health of the country’s people?

Will the ruling of homosexuality being illegal affect how the AIDS epidemic in India is handled? Will people be more hesitant to seek treatment?

There are more questions than answers and only time will allow answers to come to light.


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