The Indian Supreme Court's unanimous ruling decriminalising homosexuality by striking down Section 377 of the Penal Code won notice around the world and held up a few things about the country, not least the ability of its independent judiciary to break the mould and look at things afresh.
The judgment, which stood against religious pressures from across the spectrum, aligns the law with the more tolerant moral codes of a new generation and the values that are being steadily embraced by the world's leading corporations and workplaces in their quest for talent and diversity. It is unlikely that India's Parliament will enact fresh legislation to overturn the ruling.
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