Common future for gay rights


by Amit Roy LEADERS VOW TO WORK TOGETHER ON EQUALITY, CLIMATE CHANGE, POLLUTION AND CYBER CRIME COMMONWEALTH heads of government indicat­ed last week that they will push for gay rights, but political analysts pointed out this is easier said than done because homosexuality remains an of­fence in 37 out of the 53 member states. India has shown itself willing to play a leadership role in the organisation, partly because it will soon be the largest economy in the Commonwealth. Also, from the Commonwealth’s total population of 2.4 billion, India accounts for 1.25 billion. Although gay people are no longer prosecuted in…

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