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South Korean military court jails soldier for gay sex

Homosexual acts are not a crime for civilians in South Korea, but it remains a conservative and patriarchal society.

Indonesian men sentenced to caning for gay sex

A sharia court Wednesday sentenced two men to be publicly caned for gay sex for the first time in Indonesia`s conservative province of Aceh, the latest sign of a backlash against homosexuals in the Muslim-majority country.

SC refers LGBT celebs' plea challenging Section 377 to CJI

SC refers LGBT celebs' plea challenging Section 377 to CJI

A group of LGBT celebrities had challenged Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colonial era law that criminalises homosexuality.

North Carolina softens anti-transgender law

North Carolina moved Tuesday to curtail a law targeting gay and transgender people, but stopped short of ending limits to public bathroom access following a growing backlash from companies and celebrities.

Gay sex not crime, but needs to be treated psychologically: RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale

Gay sex not crime, but needs to be treated psychologically: RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale

RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale, who was yesterday hailed by many for his broad-minded take on homosexuality, on Friday said that though gay sex is not a crime, it needs to be treated psychologically.

Chetan Bhagwat appreciates RSS' changed stance on homosexuality, says it's a 'monumental moment'

Chetan Bhagwat appreciates RSS' changed stance on homosexuality, says it's a 'monumental moment'

RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said, “Homosexuality should be considered a criminal offence as long as it does not affect the lives of others in society.”

Homosexuality should not be considered criminal offence: RSS

Homosexuality should not be considered criminal offence: RSS

RSS said on Wednesday that gay sex was not a crime.

Sri Sri favours decriminalisation of gay sex, calls for scrapping obsolete laws

Sri Sri favours decriminalisation of gay sex, calls for scrapping obsolete laws

As the debate over Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that calls for criminalising gay sex continues, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has favoured making homosexuality legal.

LGBT community celebrates as SC refers Section 377 to Constitution Bench

LGBT community celebrates as SC refers Section 377 to Constitution Bench

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a curative petition by NGO Naz Foundation and decided to reopen a debate on Indian Penal Code's Section 377 that criminalises gay sex.

IPC's Section 377: Supreme Court to hear plea for relook on verdict on gay sex today

IPC's Section 377: Supreme Court to hear plea for relook on verdict on gay sex today

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hold an open court hearing of the curative petition by NGO Naz Foundation seeking relook at its verdict upholding the validity of Indian Penal Code's section 377 criminalising gay sex.

SC to hear in open court curative plea on homosexuality

SC to hear in open court curative plea on homosexuality

 The SC will hear in open court on February 2 a curative petition of gay activists challenging its verdict criminalising homosexuality in the country.

Court's decision to criminalise gay sex needs reconsideration: Jaitley

Court's decision to criminalise gay sex needs reconsideration: Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that banning gay sex is not in accordance with evolving legal jurisprudence and court must reconsider its decision.