Wednesday, December 11, 2013

KhushDC expresses disappointment over Indian Supreme Court ruling on Section 377

Khush DC on Indian Supreme Court Ruling on Section 377


December 11, 2013

WASHINGTON – Khush DC President Sapna Pandya had this reaction to the Supreme Court of India’s ruling today that sets aside a 2009 Delhi High Court judgment decriminalizing homosexuality:

“No doubt about it, today’s ruling is a setback. But it doesn’t take away from the fact that the recent past has seen promise for LGBTQ rights in not just India, but also other South Asian countries, including Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. We stand in solidarity with the brave activists in South Asia and worldwide who have taken such huge leaps in recent years and know they will continue the fight for equality in spite of the disappointment we all feel today.”