Govt opposes homosexuality, seeks fresh ban in India

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New Delhi, Feb 23: The Union Home Ministry on Thursday, Feb 23 told Supreme Court that it strongly opposed the decriminalisation of gay sex as homosexuality was immoral, against nature and spreads HIV.

Earlier, in the year 2009, the Delhi High Court had made gay sex between consenting adults legal for the first time in India by decriminalized Section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Additional Solicitor General PP Malhotra, who is representing Home Ministry told the apex court that "Gay sex is highly immoral and against the social order."

The Solicitor General sought a fresh ban from the Supreme Court on gay sex in India, in order to prevent child abuse.

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