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NIGERIA-LGBT/CRIME
RTS33CLV
February 24, 2020
James Burutu, 25, who was celebrating his birthday when 57 Nigerian men were arrested on charges of public...
Lagos, Nigeria
The Wider Image: A police raid, viral videos and the broken lives of Nigerian gay law suspects
James Burutu, 25, who was celebrating his birthday when 57 Nigerian men were arrested on charges of public display of affection with members of the same sex, smokes a cigarette in a local bar in Lagos, Nigeria, February 15, 2020. Burutu wasn't among those seized by police. He was still preparing for the party in a hotel room with friends when the raid took place. But even though he wasn't arrested, the raid also changed his life. He says he has been ostracised by relatives. "So many of my family members don't want to see me because of this issue," he said. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "NIGERIA LGBT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
NIGERIA-LGBT/CRIME
RTS33CLU
February 24, 2020
James Burutu (C), 25, who was celebrating his birthday when 57 Nigerian men were arrested on charges...
Lagos, Nigeria
The Wider Image: A police raid, viral videos and the broken lives of Nigerian gay law suspects
James Burutu (C), 25, who was celebrating his birthday when 57 Nigerian men were arrested on charges of public display of affection with members of the same sex, spends time with Chris Agiriga (L), 23, one of the men arrested at the party, at a local bar in Lagos, Nigeria, February 15, 2020. Burutu wasn't among those seized by police. He was still preparing for the party in a hotel room with friends when the raid took place. But even though he wasn't arrested, the raid also changed his life. He says he has been ostracised by relatives. "So many of my family members don't want to see me because of this issue," he said. Burutu and Agiriga became friends after the raid. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja SEARCH "NIGERIA LGBT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
SWISS-WOMEN/PORTRAITS
RTX6Z1TY
June 12, 2019
The ruling of the sex change of Lynn Bertholet, a transgender activist and manager in a private bank...
Geneva, Switzerland
The ruling of the sex change of Bertholet is pictured ahead of the women's strike in Geneva
The ruling of the sex change of Lynn Bertholet, a transgender activist and manager in a private bank is pictured ahead of the women's strike (June 14) in Geneva, Switzerland June 12, 2019. Picture taken June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
SPAIN-LGBT/
RTS2BOFE
January 22, 2019
Transgender teenager Gabriel Diaz de Tudanca, 17, shows a friend a picture of himself with the sentence...
Madrid, Spain
The Wider Image: Gabriel's journey: a transgender Spaniard makes the change
Transgender teenager Gabriel Diaz de Tudanca, 17, shows a friend a picture of himself with the sentence "I'm trans" as part of a public campaign to fight hate crimes at a metro station in Madrid, Spain, July 1, 2016. "After I did the LGBT phobia campaign some guys started writing hate comments on my Instagram account. Things like, after we finish with you, you won't need a sex change. I reported it and we are waiting for trial," Diaz de Tudanca said. REUTERS/Susana Vera SEARCH "VERA GABRIEL" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. THE IMAGES SHOULD ONLY BE USED TOGETHER WITH THE STORY - NO STAND-ALONE USES
TAIWAN-LGBT/VOTE
RTS2743V
November 22, 2018
John Sugden (L) looks at Kao Shaochun (2nd L), as he changes an outfit before their pre-wedding photoshoot...
Taipei, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Taiwan's same-sex marriage vote divides families
John Sugden (L) looks at Kao Shaochun (2nd L), as he changes an outfit before their pre-wedding photoshoot by Austin Haung (R), 32, in Taipei, Taiwan, November 11, 2018. Austin and his boyfriend Lin Chinxuan run Hiwow studio photographing LGBTQ couples. "Our clients are mostly same-sex couples from overseas, including Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Malaysia," said Haung, who hopes to turn his side job into a full-time business targeting homosexual newlyweds from across the region. "They said Taiwan is a reassuring place to do the shoot...If they do this in their own country, they worry about being identified or people raising eyebrows," he said. REUTERS/Ann Wang SEARCH "WANG LGBT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
TAIWAN-LGBT/MARRIAGE
RTX373F0
May 22, 2017
Hare Lin (L), 42, a publisher, and Cho Chia-lin, 47, a writer, pose for a photograph in Taoyuan, Taiwan,...
Taoyuan, Taiwan
The Wider Image: Anticipating Taiwan's same-sex marriage ruling
Hare Lin (L), 42, a publisher, and Cho Chia-lin, 47, a writer, pose for a photograph in Taoyuan, Taiwan, May 14, 2017. "When I first held the gay parade in 2003, there were only around a thousand people, but a few years later, the march is attended by 50 to 60 thousand," Lin said. "Also there are artists, politicians, council members, and even a presidential candidate. I believe this world can be changed. I believe Taiwan can be changed." REUTERS/Tyrone Siu SEARCH "SIU SAME SEX" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
GERMANY-BERLIN/NIGHTLIFE
RTSOEYS
September 19, 2016
People dance at the kinky club "Insomnia" in Berlin, Germany, September 4, 2016. At Insomnia, some people...
Berlin, Germany
The Wider Image: Berlin: the party goes on
People dance at the kinky club "Insomnia" in Berlin, Germany, September 4, 2016. At Insomnia, some people switch their everyday clothes for latex or leather in the changing rooms near the entrance while others strip off and head into a whirlpool. Some openly have sex while loud music pumps out. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke SEARCH ÒBERLIN NIGHTLIFEÒ FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
VIETNAM-GAY/
RTS8O3E
February 29, 2016
Gay rainbow flags are seen at social research institute during a meeting of gay people in Hanoi, Vietnam,...
Hanoi, Vietnam
Gay rainbow flags are seen at social research institute during a meeting of gay people in Hanoi
Gay rainbow flags are seen at social research institute during a meeting of gay people in Hanoi, Vietnam, November 26, 2015. While transgender, gay and lesbian people are persecuted and even jailed in many Asian countries, Vietnam has quietly become a trailblazer, with laws to decriminalize gay marriage and co-habitation and recognize sex changes on identity documents. Picture taken November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Kham
VIETNAM-GAY/
RTS8O3D
February 29, 2016
Vietnamese gay rights activist Luong The Huy (2nd R) attends a news conference with transgenders Ngoc...
Hanoi, Vietnam
Vietnamese gay rights activist Luong The Huy attends a news conference with transgenders Ngoc Tu, Anh...
Vietnamese gay rights activist Luong The Huy (2nd R) attends a news conference with transgenders Ngoc Tu (L), Anh Phong (2nd L) and La Lam (R) in Hanoi, Vietnam, November 26, 2015. While transgender, gay and lesbian people are persecuted and even jailed in many Asian countries, Vietnam has quietly become a trailblazer, with laws to decriminalize gay marriage and co-habitation and recognize sex changes on identity documents. Picture taken November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Kham
VIETNAM-GAY/
RTS8O3C
February 29, 2016
A gay man is silhoutted on a gay rainbow flag during a demonstration for gay rights in Hanoi, Vietnam,...
Hanoi, Vietnam
A gay man is silhoutted on a gay rainbow flag during a demonstration for gay rights in Hanoi
A gay man is silhoutted on a gay rainbow flag during a demonstration for gay rights in Hanoi, Vietnam, November 24, 2015. While transgender, gay and lesbian people are persecuted and even jailed in many Asian countries, Vietnam has quietly become a trailblazer, with laws to decriminalize gay marriage and co-habitation and recognize sex changes on identity documents. Picture taken November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Kham
VIETNAM-GAY/
RTS8O3B
February 29, 2016
Tran Khanh Sinh, a gay person, poses for a photo in front of lamps in the colours of the gay rainbow...
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tran Khanh Sinh, a gay person, poses for a photo in front of lamps in the colours of the gay rainbow...
Tran Khanh Sinh, a gay person, poses for a photo in front of lamps in the colours of the gay rainbow flag at Comga restaurant where he is working in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 5, 2016. While transgender, gay and lesbian people are persecuted and even jailed in many Asian countries, Vietnam has quietly become a trailblazer, with laws to decriminalize gay marriage and co-habitation and recognize sex changes on identity documents. Picture taken February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Kham
VIETNAM-GAY/
RTS8O3A
February 29, 2016
Tran Khanh Sinh, a gay person, cleans cups and bowls at Comga restaurant where he is working in Hanoi,...
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tran Khanh Sinh, a gay person, cleans cups and bowls at Comga restaurant where he is working in Hanoi...
Tran Khanh Sinh, a gay person, cleans cups and bowls at Comga restaurant where he is working in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 5, 2016. While transgender, gay and lesbian people are persecuted and even jailed in many Asian countries, Vietnam has quietly become a trailblazer, with laws to decriminalize gay marriage and co-habitation and recognize sex changes on identity documents. Picture taken February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Kham
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/
RTX1WZ9R
December 03, 2015
French police officers escort Australian environmental activists called Climate Guardian Angels during...
Paris, France
French police officers escort environmental activists during a demonstration as part of the World Climate...
French police officers escort Australian environmental activists called Climate Guardian Angels during a demonstration as part of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris, France, December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/
RTX1WZ7M
December 03, 2015
A French police officer escorts Australian environmental activists called Climate Guardian Angels during...
Paris, France
A French police officer escorts environmental activists during a demonstration as part of the World Climate...
A French police officer escorts Australian environmental activists called Climate Guardian Angels during a demonstration as part of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris, France, December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/
RTX1NIZJ
August 07, 2015
Tamara Adrian (C) raises her arms and shouts next to supporters as she arrives to register her candidacy...
Caracas, Venezuela
Adrian raises her arms and shouts next to supporters as she arrives to register her candidacy for the...
Tamara Adrian (C) raises her arms and shouts next to supporters as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary elections at an office of the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Caracas August 7, 2015. The first transgender politician to run for popular election in Venezuela on Friday registered as candidate for Congress as part of the opposition bloc, promising to advance gay rights in the traditionally macho South American society. Lawyer and gay rights activist Adrian aims to register as a woman, though she had to register under her given name Thomas Adrian despite a 2002 sex change and it remains unclear if electoral authorities will categorize her as a woman. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/
RTX1NIZH
August 07, 2015
Tamara Adrian shouts as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary elections...
Caracas, Venezuela
Adrian shouts as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary elections at a...
Tamara Adrian shouts as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary elections at an office of the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Caracas August 7, 2015. The first transgender politician to run for popular election in Venezuela on Friday registered as candidate for Congress as part of the opposition bloc, promising to advance gay rights in the traditionally macho South American society. Lawyer and gay rights activist Adrian aims to register as a woman, though she had to register under her given name Thomas Adrian despite a 2002 sex change and it remains unclear if electoral authorities will categorize her as a woman. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/
RTX1NIZG
August 07, 2015
Tamara Adrian (C) reacts while walking next to national guards and police officers, as she arrives to...
Caracas, Venezuela
Adrian reacts while walking next to national guards and police officers, as she arrives to register her...
Tamara Adrian (C) reacts while walking next to national guards and police officers, as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary elections at an office of the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Caracas August 7, 2015. The first transgender politician to run for popular election in Venezuela on Friday registered as candidate for Congress as part of the opposition bloc, promising to advance gay rights in the traditionally macho South American society. Lawyer and gay rights activist Adrian aims to register as a woman, though she had to register under her given name Thomas Adrian despite a 2002 sex change and it remains unclear if electoral authorities will categorize her as a woman. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/
RTX1NIZF
August 07, 2015
Tamara Adrian (C) walks next to supporters as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming...
Caracas, Venezuela
Adrian walks next to supporters as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary...
Tamara Adrian (C) walks next to supporters as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary elections at an office of the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Caracas August 7, 2015. The first transgender politician to run for popular election in Venezuela on Friday registered as candidate for Congress as part of the opposition bloc, promising to advance gay rights in the traditionally macho South American society. Lawyer and gay rights activist Adrian aims to register as a woman, though she had to register under her given name Thomas Adrian despite a 2002 sex change and it remains unclear if electoral authorities will categorize her as a woman. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/
RTX1NIZE
August 07, 2015
Tamara Adrian holds a LGBT flag as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary...
Caracas, Venezuela
Adrian holds a LGBT flag as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary elections...
Tamara Adrian holds a LGBT flag as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary elections at an office of the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Caracas August 7, 2015. The first transgender politician to run for popular election in Venezuela on Friday registered as candidate for Congress as part of the opposition bloc, promising to advance gay rights in the traditionally macho South American society. Lawyer and gay rights activist Tamara Adrian aims to register as a woman, though she had to register under her given name Thomas Adrian despite a 2002 sex change and it remains unclear if electoral authorities will categorize her as a woman. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/
RTX1NIZC
August 07, 2015
Tamara Adrian gives a thumbs up to supporters as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming...
Caracas, Venezuela
Adrian gives a thumbs up to supporters as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary...
Tamara Adrian gives a thumbs up to supporters as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary elections at an office of the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Caracas August 7, 2015. The first transgender politician to run for popular election in Venezuela on Friday registered as candidate for Congress as part of the opposition bloc, promising to advance gay rights in the traditionally macho South American society. Lawyer and gay rights activist Adrian aims to register as a woman, though she had to register under her given name Thomas Adrian despite a 2002 sex change and it remains unclear if electoral authorities will categorize her as a woman. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/
RTX1NIXV
August 07, 2015
Tamara Adrian (C), holds a LGBT flag as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary...
Caracas, Venezuela
Adrian holds a LGBT flag as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary elections...
Tamara Adrian (C), holds a LGBT flag as she arrives to register her candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary elections at an office of the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Caracas August 7, 2015. The first transgender politician to run for popular election in Venezuela on Friday registered as candidate for Congress as part of the opposition bloc, promising to advance gay rights in the traditionally macho South American society. Lawyer and gay rights activist Adrian aims to register as a woman, though she had to register under her given name Thomas Adrian despite a 2002 sex change and it remains unclear if electoral authorities will categorize her as a woman. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
POPE-PHILIPPINES/PRIESTS
RTR4LDDZ
January 14, 2015
Roman Catholic priest Father Elmer Cajilig smiles as he poses with his common law wife Kristine and their...
LAMBUNAO, Philippines
Roman Catholic priest Father Elmer Cajilig smiles as he poses with his common law wife Kristine and their...
Roman Catholic priest Father Elmer Cajilig smiles as he poses with his common law wife Kristine and their children after a holy mass at a chapel in Lambunao, Iloilo on Panay island in central Philippines January 11, 2015. Church leaders in the Philippines consider Cajilig persona non grata for failing to adhere to one of the most important tenets of the priesthood - abstaining from sex. Although celibacy is not expected to be directly raised during the Pope's visit to the Philippines this week, some in the Church hope that the pontiff will in time listen to their pleas for change. In the Philippines, which accounts for about half of Asia's Roman Catholics, a handful of priests have been asked to leave the priesthood for fathering children. Picture taken January 11, 2015. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
USA-COURT/GAYMARRIAGE
RTR49F83
October 08, 2014
Jody (L) and Maria May-Chang greet as couples gather at the Ada County Courthouse to apply for same-sex...
Boise, UNITED STATES
Jody and Maria May-Chang greet as couples gather at the Ada County Courthouse to apply for same-sex marriage...
Jody (L) and Maria May-Chang greet as couples gather at the Ada County Courthouse to apply for same-sex marriage licenses, moments prior to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's order blocking the action, in Boise, Idaho October 8, 2014. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy temporarily blocked gay marriages from beginning in Idaho on Wednesday after state officials requested a freeze on Tuesday's federal appeals court ruling striking down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban. REUTERS/Patrick Sweeney (UNITED STATES - Tags: LAW SOCIETY)
USA-COURT/GAYMARRIAGE
RTR49F7P
October 08, 2014
Jody May-Chang (R) greets a friend as couples gather at the Ada County Courthouse to apply for same-sex...
Boise, UNITED STATES
Jody May-Chang greets a friend as couples gather at the Ada County Courthouse to apply for same-sex marriage...
Jody May-Chang (R) greets a friend as couples gather at the Ada County Courthouse to apply for same-sex marriage licenses, moments prior to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's order blocking the action, in Boise, Idaho October 8, 2014. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy temporarily blocked gay marriages from beginning in Idaho on Wednesday after state officials requested a freeze on Tuesday's federal appeals court ruling striking down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban. REUTERS/Patrick Sweeney (UNITED STATES - Tags: LAW SOCIETY)
MEXICO-PROTEST/
RTR48360
September 29, 2014
Evangelical Christians march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriages in Saltillo,...
SALTILLO, Mexico
Evangelical Christians march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriages in Saltillo
Evangelical Christians march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriages in Saltillo, September 28, 2014. The northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalised marriages between homosexual couples on September 1, becoming the second entity of the Latin American country to allow such unions after the federal district. The local Congress approved the change in the law despite fierce opposition from conservative groups such as the Roman Catholic Church, which says this legalisation is an attempt to destroy the traditional idea of a family unit. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
MEXICO-PROTEST/
RTR4835T
September 29, 2014
An evangelical Christian shouts during a march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriages...
SALTILLO, Mexico
Evangelical Christian shouts during a march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriages...
An evangelical Christian shouts during a march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriages in Saltillo, September 28, 2014. The northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalised marriages between homosexual couples on September 1, becoming the second entity of the Latin American country to allow such unions after the federal district. The local Congress approved the change in the law despite fierce opposition from conservative groups such as the Roman Catholic Church, which says this legalisation is an attempt to destroy the traditional idea of a family unit. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
MEXICO-PROTEST/
RTR4835S
September 29, 2014
Evangelical Christians march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriages in Saltillo,...
SALTILLO, Mexico
Evangelical Christians march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriages in Saltillo
Evangelical Christians march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriages in Saltillo, September 28, 2014. The northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalised marriages between homosexual couples on September 1, becoming the second entity of the Latin American country to allow such unions after the federal district. The local Congress approved the change in the law despite fierce opposition from conservative groups such as the Roman Catholic Church, which says this legalisation is an attempt to destroy the traditional idea of a family unit. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
MEXICO-PROTEST/
RTR4835E
September 29, 2014
A pro same-sex marriage demonstrator (R) shouts at evangelical Christians marching against Coahuila state's...
SALTILLO, Mexico
Pro same-sex marriage demonstrator shouts at evangelical Christians marching against Coahuila state's...
A pro same-sex marriage demonstrator (R) shouts at evangelical Christians marching against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriages in Saltillo, September 28, 2014. The northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalised marriages between homosexual couples on September 1, becoming the second entity of the Latin American country to allow such unions after the federal district. The local Congress approved the change in the law despite fierce opposition from conservative groups such as the Roman Catholic Church, which says this legalisation is an attempt to destroy the traditional idea of a family unit. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
MEXICO-PROTEST/
RTR4834Q
September 29, 2014
An evangelical Christian prays during a march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriage...
SALTILLO, Mexico
Evangelical Christian prays during a march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriage...
An evangelical Christian prays during a march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriage in Saltillo, September 28, 2014. The northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalised marriages between homosexual couples on September 1, becoming the second entity of the Latin American country to allow such unions after the federal district. The local Congress approved the change in the law despite fierce opposition from conservative groups such as the Roman Catholic Church, which says this legalisation is an attempt to destroy the traditional idea of a family unit. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
MEXICO-PROTEST/
RTR4834F
September 29, 2014
Evangelical Christians march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriage in Saltillo,...
SALTILLO, Mexico
Evangelical Christians march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriage in Saltillo
Evangelical Christians march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriage in Saltillo, September 28, 2014. The northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalised marriages between homosexual couples on September 1, becoming the second entity of the Latin American country to allow such unions after the federal district. The local Congress approved the change in the law despite fierce opposition from conservative groups such as the Roman Catholic Church, which says that this legalisation is an attempt to destroy the traditional idea of a family unit. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
MEXICO-PROTEST/
RTR4832V
September 29, 2014
An evangelical Christian shouts during a march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriage...
SALTILLO, Mexico
Evangelical Christian shouts during a march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriage...
An evangelical Christian shouts during a march against Coahuila state's legalisation of same-sex marriage in Saltillo, September 28, 2014. The northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalised marriages between homosexual couples on September 1, becoming the second entity of the Latin American country to allow such unions after the federal district. The local Congress approved the change in the law despite fierce opposition from conservative groups such as the Roman Catholic Church, which says that legalisation is an attempt to destroy the traditional idea of a family unit. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
USA-IDAHO/GAYMARRIAGE
RTR3PIO1
May 16, 2014
Maria May-Chang (L) Jody May-Chang (R) and their son Cody May-Chang attend the gay marriage rally in...
Boise, UNITED STATES
Maria May-Chang, Jody May-Chang and their son Cody May-Chang attend the gay marriage rally in front of...
Maria May-Chang (L) Jody May-Chang (R) and their son Cody May-Chang attend the gay marriage rally in front of the Ada County Court House in Boise, Idaho May 16, 2014. A U.S. appeals court on May 15, 2014 put on hold a federal judge's ruling that overturned Idaho's ban on gay marriage so it could consider motions for a longer stay, blocking same-sex nuptials a day before they would otherwise have been allowed. REUTERS/Brian Losness (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)
Women
Women
Sex Education in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2014
6 PICTURES
USA-GAYMARRIAGE/HOLDER
RTX18FWT
February 09, 2014
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
New York, UNITED STATES
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater New York Gala in the Manhattan borough of New York, February 8, 2014. Holder plans widespread changes within the U.S. Justice Department to benefit same-sex married couples, such as recognizing a legal right for them not to testify against each other in civil and criminal cases. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
USA-GAYMARRIAGE/HOLDER
RTX18FWS
February 09, 2014
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
New York, UNITED STATES
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater New York Gala in the Manhattan borough of New York, February 8, 2014. Holder plans widespread changes within the U.S. Justice Department to benefit same-sex married couples, such as recognizing a legal right for them not to testify against each other in civil and criminal cases. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
USA-GAYMARRIAGE/HOLDER
RTX18FWQ
February 09, 2014
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
New York, UNITED STATES
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater New York Gala in the Manhattan borough of New York, February 8, 2014. Holder plans widespread changes within the U.S. Justice Department to benefit same-sex married couples, such as recognizing a legal right for them not to testify against each other in civil and criminal cases. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
USA-GAYMARRIAGE-HOLDER
RTX18FWN
February 09, 2014
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
New York, UNITED STATES
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater New York Gala in the Manhattan borough of New York, February 8, 2014. Holder plans widespread changes within the U.S. Justice Department to benefit same-sex married couples, such as recognizing a legal right for them not to testify against each other in civil and criminal cases. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
USA-GAYMARRIAGE-HOLDER
RTX18FWI
February 09, 2014
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
New York, UNITED STATES
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater New York Gala in the Manhattan borough of New York, February 8, 2014. Holder plans widespread changes within the U.S. Justice Department to benefit same-sex married couples, such as recognizing a legal right for them not to testify against each other in civil and criminal cases. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
USA-GAYMARRIAGE/HOLDER
RTX18FWH
February 09, 2014
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
New York, UNITED STATES
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater New York Gala in the Manhattan borough of New York, February 8, 2014. Holder plans widespread changes within the U.S. Justice Department to benefit same-sex married couples, such as recognizing a legal right for them not to testify against each other in civil and criminal cases. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
USA-GAYMARRIAGE/HOLDER
RTX18FWG
February 09, 2014
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
New York, UNITED STATES
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater New York Gala in the Manhattan borough of New York, February 8, 2014. Holder plans widespread changes within the U.S. Justice Department to benefit same-sex married couples, such as recognizing a legal right for them not to testify against each other in civil and criminal cases. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
USA-GAYMARRIAGE/HOLDER
RTX18FWE
February 09, 2014
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
New York, UNITED STATES
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater New York Gala in the Manhattan borough of New York, February 8, 2014. Holder plans widespread changes within the U.S. Justice Department to benefit same-sex married couples, such as recognizing a legal right for them not to testify against each other in civil and criminal cases. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
USA-GAYMARRIAGE/HOLDER
RTX18FWD
February 09, 2014
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
New York, UNITED STATES
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater...
United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during the Human Rights Campaign's 13th annual Greater New York Gala in the Manhattan borough of New York, February 8, 2014. Holder plans widespread changes within the U.S. Justice Department to benefit same-sex married couples, such as recognizing a legal right for them not to testify against each other in civil and criminal cases. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)
INDIA
RTX16JLT
December 15, 2013
A gay rights activist attends a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi December...
New Delhi, India
A gay rights activist attends a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi
A gay rights activist attends a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 15, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
INDIA
RTX16JLO
December 15, 2013
A gay rights activist wears a rainbow scarf during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in...
New Delhi, India
A gay rights activist wears a rainbow scarf during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in...
A gay rights activist wears a rainbow scarf during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 15, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
INDIA
RTX16JLI
December 15, 2013
Gay rights activists cheer as they listen to speaker during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme...
New Delhi, India
Gay rights activists cheer as they listen to speaker during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme...
Gay rights activists cheer as they listen to speaker during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 15, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: LAW CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
INDIA
RTX16JLF
December 15, 2013
A gay rights activist shouts slogans during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi...
New Delhi, India
A gay rights activist shouts slogans during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi...
A gay rights activist shouts slogans during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 15, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
INDIA
RTX16JKK
December 15, 2013
Gay rights activists hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme...
New Delhi, India
Gay rights activists hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme...
Gay rights activists hold placards as they shout slogans during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 15, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
INDIA
RTX16JKJ
December 15, 2013
Gay rights activists hold placards during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi...
New Delhi, India
Gay rights activists hold placards during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi...
Gay rights activists hold placards during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 15, 2013. A gay rights activist takes a photograph of herself using her mobile phone during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi on December 11, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
INDIA
RTX16JKD
December 15, 2013
A gay rights activist holds a rainbow flag and a placard during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme...
New Delhi, India
A gay rights activist holds a rainbow flag and a placard during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme...
A gay rights activist holds a rainbow flag and a placard during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 15, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTX16JK9
December 15, 2013
A gay rights activist holds a rainbow flag during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in...
New Delhi, India
A gay rights activist holds a rainbow flag during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in...
A gay rights activist holds a rainbow flag during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 15, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
INDIA-RIGHTS/GAY
RTX16JK3
December 15, 2013
A gay rights activist holds a banner during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai...
Mumbai, India
A gay rights activist holds a banner during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai...
A gay rights activist holds a banner during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai December 15, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
INDIA-RIGHTS/GAY
RTX16JJZ
December 15, 2013
A gay rights activist holds a rainbow flag during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court...
Mumbai, India
A gay rights activist holds a rainbow flag during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court...
A gay rights activist holds a rainbow flag during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai December 15, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: LAW SOCIETY)
INDIA-RIGHTS/GAY
RTX16JJV
December 15, 2013
A gay rights activist gets her face painted during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court...
Mumbai, India
A gay rights activist gets her face painted during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court...
A gay rights activist gets her face painted during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai December 15, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: LAW SOCIETY)
INDIA-RIGHTS/GAY
RTX16JJU
December 15, 2013
Gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai...
Mumbai, India
Gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai...
Gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai December 15, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: LAW SOCIETY)
INDIA-RIGHTS/GAY
RTX16JJR
December 15, 2013
Gay rights activists hold a rainbow flag during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in...
Mumbai, India
Gay rights activists hold a rainbow flag during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in...
Gay rights activists hold a rainbow flag during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai December 15, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: LAW SOCIETY)
INDIA-RIGHTS/GAY
RTX16JJK
December 15, 2013
Gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai...
Mumbai, India
Gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai...
Gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai December 15, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
INDIA-RIGHTS/GAY
RTX16JJD
December 15, 2013
Gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai...
Mumbai, India
Gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai...
Gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest against the verdict by the Supreme Court in Mumbai December 15, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: LAW SOCIETY)
INDIA-RIGHTS/GAY
RTX16E0C
December 11, 2013
A gay rights activist takes a photograph of herself using her mobile phone during a protest against a...
New Delhi, India
A gay rights activist takes a photograph of herself using her mobile phone during a protest against a...
A gay rights activist takes a photograph of herself using her mobile phone during a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 11, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
INDIA-RIGHTS/GAY
RTX16DZ0
December 11, 2013
Gay rights activists wave flags and shout slogans as they attend a protest against a verdict by the Supreme...
New Delhi, India
Gay rights activists wave flags and shout slogans as they attend protest against a verdict by the Supreme...
Gay rights activists wave flags and shout slogans as they attend a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 11, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY)
INDIA-RIGHTS/GAY
RTX16DYX
December 11, 2013
Gay rights activists hold black cloth and wave flags as they attend a protest against a verdict by the...
New Delhi, India
Gay rights activists hold black cloth and wave flags as they attend a protest against a verdict by the...
Gay rights activists hold black cloth and wave flags as they attend a protest against a verdict by the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 11, 2013. India's Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a ban on gay sex in the world's largest democracy, following a four-year period of decriminalisation that had helped bring homosexuality into the open in the socially conservative country. In 2009 the Delhi High Court ruled unconstitutional a section of the penal code dating back to 1860 that prohibits "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" and lifted the ban for consenting adults. The Supreme Court threw out that decision, saying only parliament could change Section 377 of the penal code, widely interpreted to refer to homosexual sex. Violation of the law can be punished with up to 10 years in jail. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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