India, 2008 - 2010. South Asia's LGBT's face extreme discrimination in health, housing, education, employment, immigration, law, and any bureaucracy that is unable to place them into male or female gender categories. Due to unemployment there is a large engagement in begging and sex work for survival. Humanitarian reports state that at least 80 percent of LGBT's have been violated and sexualy abused. Homosexuality was deemed illegal by a British colonial-era law (Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, since 1860) and punishable by a fine and a 10-year prison sentence. For decades the United Nations has called on India to decriminalize homosexuality in order to allow and facilitate prevention work against unemployment and disease. Section 377 was declared unconstitutional in July 2009.