India's Supreme Court is currently hearing a challenge to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality. Under the colonial-era law, passed by the British in the 1860s, homosexual acts are punishable by a 10-year prison term. After two days of arguments, the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, appeared to indicate that the 157-year-old ban may soon be gone. "We intend to rule, subject to arguments, that two consenting adults, even if engaged in 'unnatural sex,' will not be liable for prosecution for any offense," Misra said Wednesday.
July 13 / Taiwan News