Celebrations have erupted in India after the supreme court unanimously ruled to decriminalise homosexual sex in a landmark judgment for gay rights.
Estimates are that up to 8% of India’s population – 104 million people – might be LGBT, one of the largest such populations in the world.
The country’s highest court ruled that a 160-year-old law banning sex “against the order of nature” amounted to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and was unconstitutional. The judgment, after 24 years of legal challenges, triggered elation among LBGT Indians and their allies across the country and plans for all-night parties in nightclubs in major cities.
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Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services is finally lifting the lifetime ban on blood donation by gay men, though serious restrictions will remain in place. It says men who have not had sex with other men within the last five years will be allowed to donate blood when the new policy comes into effect this summer.
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