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December 12, 2013

Indians go 'gay for a day' to protest court ruling

Facebook campaign shows solidarity after verdict criminalises homosexuality.

A gay rights activist in front of Academy of Fine Arts during a protest after India's Supreme Court reinstated a ban on gay sex on December 11, 2013 in Kolkata, India. (GETTY IMAGES/SUBHENDU GHOSH)

Indians online are posting photos of same-sex affection to show their outrage over a Indian supreme court ruling that criminalises gay sex.

Thousands of Facebook users have joined the "Gay for a Day" campaign, which is soliciting photos of people kissing someone of the same gender. Though many in India still disapprove of homosexuality, online users joined the pro-LGBT rights campaign after the decision was announced on Tuesday