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India’s Supreme Court to Review Law Criminalizing Homosexuality

India’s top court has decided to review a 2013 judgment that reinstated a colonial era law criminalizing gay sex. The review is raising hopes among gay rights activists who have been fighting to overturn the law.   Tuesday’s decision came in response to a petition asking the Supreme Court to re-examine whether a 165-year-old law that penalizes same sex relationships as an “unnatural offense” is constitutional. The battle for gay rights has taken a tortuous route in India. In 2009,...

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