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India Court's Gay Sex Ruling Defeat For Human Rights: Vikram Seth

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January 27, 2014 AT 4:56 AM
A day before the Supreme Court of India hears a review petition by the government against the December ruling upholding a law that criminalizes gay sex, celebrated author Vikram Seth said Monday the judgment marked a defeat for human rights. In a jolt to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the high court ruled Dec 11 that consensual sex between adults of the same gender was illegal and an offense under existing law.