India: One year after landmark ruling, challenges persist

NEW DELHI, Sept 6 (Openly) - India's LGBT+ community on Friday celebrated the first anniversary of a historic judgment that decriminalised gay sex, but campaigners warned major hurdles lay ahead with same-sex marriage still "many years" away.

India's Supreme Court last year struck down Section 377, a colonial-era law that outlawed same-sex relations, sparking hopes of equality for the country's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population.

Hundreds of students with rainbows painted on their faces descended on a New Delhi college on Friday and others held parties in major Indian cities to commemorate the overturning of the ban on gay sex.

But even those beating drums and dancing warned that the fight for equal rights, including same-sex marriage and serving in the military, had not been won. Read more via Reuters