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India court legalises gay sex

India’s top court has handed down a landmark victory for gay rights in the world’s largest democracy. A law dating back to British colonial rule, which made gay sex a criminal offence punishable by up to ten years in prison, has been struck down.

Five judges ruled it was discriminatory – and was used as a weapon to harass members of India’s gay community. Outside the court, campaigners cheered and some broke down in tears as the decision was announced.

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