Episode
December 18, 2013

India's LGBT debate

An age old law criminalising homosexuality raises concerns about gay rights in the country.
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An Indian gay rights activist holds up a placard against Section 377 as demonstrators take part in a protest against the Supreme Court ruling reinstating a ban on gay sex in Kolkata on December 15, 2013. (AFP/DIBYANGSHU SARKAR) 

Gay rights are in question after India's Supreme Court upheld a colonial era law prohibiting "carnal intercourse against the order of nature". Many see the law as criminalising gay sex. So where does that leave India's LGBT community and should their rights be recognised by a public which is generally, socially conservative? Join the conversation at 19:30 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Subramanian Swamy @Swamy39
Bharatiya Janata Party Member

Rahul Easwar @RahulEaswar
Author
 
Anjali Gopalan
Human rights activist
 
Harish Iyer @hiyer
Gay rights activist

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