Thursday, July 2, 2009

India Takes A Step Forward

While in the United States, people have been fighting for same-sex marriage and an end to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the citizens of India have been fighting to end the criminalization of homosexuality. And, according to the New York Times, that fight ends today with New Delhi's highest court ending the ban.

The piece does a good job of describing how the criminalization of homosexuality in India was greatly influenced by British colonization, which is something I knew nothinig about. The article points out that even though the UK decriminalized homosexuality, a lot of their former colonies still have strict restrictions.

This is a great step forward for the people of India, and hopefully it is just the beginning of a series of progressions towards total equality and acceptance in the country.
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