SC refuses to stay Delhi HC ruling on Sec 377

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New Delhi, Jul 20: The Supreme Court of India on Monday, Jul 20 refused to stay the Delhi High Court's ruling decriminalising Homosexuality.

On Jul 2, the Delhi High court said that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises homosexuality was in violation of individual"s rights. The court, therefore, ruled decriminalising any sex between consulting adults.

The Supreme Court also asked the government to reveal its stance on the issue in eight weeks. The centre has been non committal on this issue as many sections of the society are against this ruling.

Leaders from almost all religions have opposed this ruling stating that no religion has place of homosexuality and raised arguments that homosexual associations are unnatural.

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