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
Curated By: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Sep 6, 2018
Section 377 verdict: Pride wins over prejudice

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A protest by members and supporters of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Community during a candle light vigil against the SC in 2014 in New Delhi. In 2017, the SC said privacy is a fundamental right, which opened the door for fresh petitions to decriminalise gay sex.