Centre in favour of decriminalisation of gay sex

  • The Centre today on Feb 28 favoured decriminalisation of gay sex in Supreme Court, contradicting its earlier stand.
  • As the proceedings began in the case, Additional Solicitor General Mohan Jain told a division bench that as per the government decision there is no legal error in the Delhi High Court verdict which had decriminalised gay sex in 2009.
  • The Supreme Court pulled up the Centre for shifting stand on the issue and asked the government not to make mockery of the system.
  • The stand taken by Jain, who appeared for the Union Health Ministry, was contrary to the argument by Additional Solicitor General P P Malhotra, who had appeared for the Ministry of Home Affairs and had opposed decriminalisation of gay sex.

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