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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:33 AM

indian gay rights parade demands greater tolerance


NEW DELHI (AP) -- Hundreds of gay rights activists marched through New Delhi on Sunday to demand that they be allowed to lead lives of dignity in India's deeply conservative society.

Dozens of demonstrators carried a nearly 15-meter- (50-foot-) long, rainbow-colored banner and waved placards demanding that the government extend the scope of anti-discrimination laws to schools, workplaces and public and private spaces.

Activists said that three years after the Delhi High Court made changes in India's colonial-era law that made gay sex a crime, homosexuals are still not socially accepted in India.

In 2009, the court had decriminalized gay sex, which until then had been an offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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mitchtv Nov 2012 #1

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:51 PM

1. wow they are really moving over there.

Let's wish them buena fortuna

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