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A judge’s example: How we can all educate ourselves on LGBT rights

If society is to move forward, we need to be open to learning – and to changing our minds

A judge’s example: How we can all educate ourselves on LGBT rights

If society is to move forward, we need to be open to learning – and to changing our minds

A judge’s example: How we can all educate ourselves on LGBT rights

If society is to move forward, we need to be open to learning – and to changing our minds

A judge’s example: How we can all educate ourselves on LGBT rights

If society is to move forward, we need to be open to learning – and to changing our minds

Judge Anand Venkatesh consulted a psychologist in a case of police harassment of a lesbian couple, admitting his own “ignorance and prejudice” about same-sex relationships.

The two women, both in their early 20s, had moved to Chennai from Tamil Nadu because their parents opposed their relationship.

Their parents filed a missing persons case, and the two were located and questioned by police. During questioning, they claim, they police subjected them to discriminatory harassment.

The couple refused to let it pass, and filed an official complaint against the officers responsible. Earlier this month the case came before Judge Venkatesh in Chennai.

He ruled in their favour.

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