A law criminalising homosexual sex has been upheld by India’s top judges.

Two days ago, the Supreme Court threw out a 2009 High Court decision that struck down the colonial-era law as unconstitutional.

The decision has quite wide support as well as a very large number of Indian people who find the development extremely disturbing.

In addition to the obvious precedent the decision makes as far as human rights, privacy, and discrimination are concerned, it will also affect you if you are considering surrogacy as a gay couple overseas.

If you’ve missed the report in GlobalSurgeryProviders.com about how India doesn’t allow gay couples and single parents to seek surrogacy in India, you can read it here, but the new ruling makes it seem increasingly unlikely that the situation will change any time soon, as India appears to becoming more conservative.

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