Govt may legalise homosexuality

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Gay Rights
New Delhi, Jun 28: The official sources on Sunday, Jun 28 said that the Centre is repealing a controversial section of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which bans homosexuality. A meeting will also be held soon on repealing the Section 377 of the IPC.

The official sources also said that the meeting to be chaired by P Chidambaram, Union Home minister and will discuss the controversial section of the IPC which bans sexual relationships among people of the same gender.

P Chidambaram and Veerappa Moily, law minister are said to be in favour of repealing the provision of the IPC, while the response of Ghulam Nabi Azad, health minister is still being awaited.

Manmohan Singh, prime minister has asked the Home and Health ministries to resolve the differences over the issue and give a comprehensive response to the Delhi High Court.

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