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`Govt not to object Delhi HC ruling on gays`

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 11:52

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Notwithstanding the divergent views on the issue, the Centre has reportedly made up its mind to not object the Delhi HC’s ruling that legalises gay sex among consenting adults.

As per newspaper reports, the decision was taken after the three ministries Home, Health and Law together gave the consensus to go ahead with the Delhi High Court (HC) verdict.

On July 02, Delhi HC had decriminalised gay sex, calling it a violation of fundamental rights, and scrapped Section 377 of the IPC, to allow consensual sex between two adults of the same sex.

The note prepared by the three ministries is expected to be placed before the union cabinet on Thursday for approval and forward it to the Supreme Court before its final judgement on the issue.

After the ruling of the Delhi HC, the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had asked all three ministries - Home, Law and Health to sit together and resolve the issue.

First Published: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 11:52
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