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What now for gay Indians?

India’s top court scrapped a colonial-era ban on gay sex on Thursday in a landmark judgement that activists hope will uphold the right to equality. (ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

by Amit Roy IT HAS not been easy for gay and lesbian people in the Indian community in the UK to be open about their sexuality. Over the years they have come to be tolerated, but conventional marriage between a man and a woman remains the accepted norm. Now that India’s supreme court has struck down Section 377, which made homosexuality a criminal offence, perhaps there will be recognition among British Indians that attitudes here have to fit in more with wider social trends which permit same sex couples to enter into civil partnerships and get married. After last week’s…

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