‘A beautiful moment:’ Arundhati Roy hails Indian Court legalizing gay sex, overturning Colonial Law

It's a major victory for LGBTQI groups.

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India’s Supreme Court has overturned a law criminalizing consensual gay sex, in a major victory for LGBTQI groups. The ruling voids a portion of the Indian Penal Code written by Britain’s colonial government in the 1860s, which, although rarely enforced, made sodomy a crime punishable by up to life in prison. We speak with Arundhati Roy, the acclaimed activist and author based in New Delhi. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel, “The God of Small Things.”

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  • Arundhati Roy author and activist based in New Delhi. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel, “The God of Small Things.”

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