Gay Rights Finally Reach India

It is 42 years since homosexual acts were legalised in Britain.

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 07/08/2009 12:00 am EDT

It is 42 years since homosexual acts were legalised in Britain. A Labour government did that, of course, but now even the Conservatives have jumped on the bandwagon. The current Conservative leader, David Cameron, who will almost certainly be prime minister within a year, declared this week that just as his party gave Britain its first woman prime minister (Margaret Thatcher), so "we are bound to have the first black prime minister and the first gay prime minister."

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