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India: Ignorance no excuse, says judge in LGBT+ case

India: Ignorance no excuse, says judge in LGBT+ case

An Indian judge, who went to a psychologist to tackle his “ignorance and prejudice” about same-sex relationships, has been praised for his ruling in a police harassment case that campaigners hope could raise awareness about LGBT+ rights. Judge Anand Venkatesh, who sits in Madras High Court, ruled this week in favour of a young lesbian couple […]

India: Court calls for huge LGBT reforms

(Reuters) – A court in India ordered state and federal officials on Monday to draw up plans for sweeping reforms to respect LGBT rights, in a ruling that went far beyond the narrow terms of a case brought by a lesbian couple, who said they had been harassed by police. Judge Anand Venkatesh, of the […]