TORONTO, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 – York University Associate Professor Nancy Nicol, who just wrapped up a major research project, Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights, says the Supreme Court of India’s unanimous decision to strike down a 157-year-old law criminalizing same sex relations is a huge victory. She is available to discuss the landmark ruling.
The court ruled that discrimination based on sexuality is illegal and a violation of basic human rights and that LGBTQ+ people should be granted constitutional protections under Indian law.
A documentary filmmaker in York’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, Nicol says “The ruling will have huge repercussions in other countries, particularly throughout the Commonwealth, where there are similar legal battles against colonial era laws.”
Nicol co-edited a new anthology, Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: (Neo)colonialism, Neoliberalism, Resistance and Hope, which will launch Sept. 13 at the Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St., Toronto.
A PDF of the book is available to media in advance of the launch.
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