02 July 2009
Indian Court Strikes Down British-Era Laws Criminalizing Gay Sex
The Delhi High Court ruled that the British colonial era ban on consensual adult gay sex is illegal and has struck it down. While the actual ruling is only applicable to the national capital region, its persuasive effect will be felt nationally -- and may persuade other NGOs to file separate cases to make the holding binding nationally. A much better resolution than the 2004 dismissal by the court calling the previous case a mere academic exercise.
Update: Britain's Channel 4 has a great video with its article on this piece of news.