Seventeen percent of the world’s gay people had their sex legalized, at least temporarily, by a court ruling in India July 2. However, some gay sex is still illegal, as the ruling only applies to those over 18 who have sex in private.
A two-judge bench of the New Delhi High Court repealed the anti-sodomy sections of Section 377, an anti-sodomy law introduced by British colonialists in 1860. The colonists were alarmed by the sexual freedom of traditional Indian culture.
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