LGBT: India’s Supreme Court strikes down law

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A COLONIAL-ERA law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison has been struck down by India’s Supreme Court. One judge said Thursday’s landmark victory for gay rights would “pave the way for a better future”. The 1861 law, a relic of Victorian England that hung on long after the end of British colonialism, was a weapon used to discriminate against India’s gay community, the judges ruled in a unanimous decision.