Mumbai's gay community celebrate landmark court ruling
ID: AFP-01-0600
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Location: MUMBAI, INDIA
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Add to cart Print Share this document<br />Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Mumbai for the annual Pride parade, in celebratory mood after a landmark court ruling advocating an end to a ban on gay sex. But Indian society remains deeply conservative, and many say they continue to experience prejudice both at home and in the workplace. The march comes after judges at the Delhi High Court last month ruled that a ban on homosexual acts, in place since British colonial times in 1860, was discriminatory and violated an individual's rights under the constitution.

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