On September 6, 2018, India gained a second freedom from colonial rule. Having gained political freedom from the British on August 15, 1947, the country adopted a Constitution guaranteeing certain basic rights and freedoms to all citizens, on paper. In reality a section of its citizens had remained un-free till now. The Victorian-era morality that the colonial masters imposed in the land of the Kama Sutra outlived the colonial regime, surviving as section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860, which stipulated:
A local newspaper in Texas removed references to a gay couple in one of the men's mother’s obituary, citing "religious and ethical reasons," Fox News 4 reports.
Even after the monumental 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Obergefell v. Hodges granted same-sex couples the right to marry, discrimination against gay and lesbians remains common, and 28 states still allow employers to fire employees for being gay.
Discriminating against LGBT people is more than a social issue—according to research from The William Institute at the UCLA School of Law, it’s also an economic issue that costs states billions of dollars every year. The Daily Beast, citing research from The William Institute, shows that refusing to grant rights to the LGBT community costs states…
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