Over the last few days there have been some major setbacks for Gay rights around the world. In Australia the High court decided that the Australian Capital Territory’s new law permitting Gay Marriage could  not operate concurrently with the federal Marriage Act, which was amended in 2004 to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

Meanwhile, in India The Supreme Court has reversed a decision in 2009 making gay sex legal. The result has been a firestorm of critique, with popular author Vikram Seth quoted by the media as saying, “it was a great day for prejudice and inhumanity and a bad day for law and love.”