December 13, 2013

I Just Became an Outlaw in My Own Country

Tushar Malik, CNN

The Associated Press

On Tuesday, I was free. On Wednesday, I became a criminal. Tuesday, we mourned the loss of President Nelson Mandela -- a leader whose presidency saw the first constitutional prohibition on anti-gay discrimination. On Wednesday, the India Supreme Court denied my freedom as a gay man, upholding a nearly 153-year-old colonial law that could result in my own imprisonment.

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The Hindu
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