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Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court approves bill seeking to decriminalize homosexuality

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court approves bill seeking to decriminalize homosexuality

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has approved a bill seeking to decriminalize homosexuality, which activists have hailed as a "historic development". The bi

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Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court has approved a bill seeking to decriminalize homosexuality, which activists have hailed as a “historic development”. The bill, presented in parliament last month by a private member, aims to change the law in a country where homosexuality is currently punishable by a prison sentence and a fine. The Supreme Court ruled that the bill was not unconstitutional after hearing over a dozen petitions. However, activists will still need to lobby for support from parliamentarians to push the proposed legislation through parliament.

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