Section 377 verdict: Pride wins over prejudice
In a historic judgement, the Supreme Court (SC) of India on Thursday ruled that sexual intercourse between consenting adults of the same sex is not a crime, accepting that sexual orientation is natural and people have no control over it. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra announced its verdict on the validity of Section 377 today, revoking the law criminalising consensual gay sex
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The 2013 SC ruling to reverse the Delhi high court's judgement was a big blow for the community, and it seemed as if they were fated to remain in the shadows, vulnerable to abuse at the hands of the police, and the ensuing trauma from repression of one’s sexual orientation and self-censorship among the young.