Small step for majority is giant leap for minority

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On a day when India did what many advanced democracies cannot find the gumption to do—legalise gay sex among consenting adults—sexual minorities celebrate the Delhi High Court verdict at the Theological College in Bangalore on Thursday.

“In our view, Indian constitutional law does not permit the statutory criminal law to be held captive by the popular misconception of who the LGBTs (lesbian gay bisexual transgender) are. It cannot be forgotten that discrimination is the antithesis of equality and that it is the recognition of equality which will foster dignity of every individual,” the bench said in its 105-page judgment.

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

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