"No one should have to go to jail because of who they are or who they love. We stand in solidarity with India’s human rights community," she said.
India's Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling from 2009 that decriminalized the love between two men. Now, gays could once again face prosecution under section 377, which makes it illegal to perform "unnatural offences". People found guilty of violating section 377 could face 10 years in prison, it said. "Sadly this ruling now brings the total number of countries that make it a crime to be gay, lesbian, bi, or trans from 76 to 77," Mirabella said. "It essential that we bring that number to zero. No person should have to sacrifice their family or freedom, safety or dignity, because of who they are or who they love," she said. India faces an election in May, making the political climate for a legislative change in the near future more difficult, All Out added. (PTI)