Another Loss for India’s LGBT Activists

India’s Supreme Court refused Wednesday to hear a petition that would challenge the country’s law that outlaws gay sex, delivering LGBT-rights activists a major setback.

The 19th-century law in question is Section 377 of India’s penal code, which says: “Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life… ”

The petition to the Supreme Court was filed by several Indian celebrities,...

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