Supporters in Mumbai react to the Supreme Court ruling that gay sex is no longer a criminal offense. The United Nations welcomed the ruling: Sectionan archaic law imposed during British rule that penalized intercourse "against the order of nature," had carried a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The group, named "Trust," provides counseling, support and sexual health services to gay and transgender persons. Arif Jafar, one of the current group of petitioners whose case the Supreme Court ruled on, was arrested in under Section and spent 49 days in jail. Cities celebrate Gay Pride Month.
India's top court decriminalizes gay sex.
India's top court decriminalizes gay sex in landmark ruling
During the latest hearings, lawyers representing more than a dozen gay and lesbian Indians questioned the constitutional basis of that earlier ruling. It's not the first time toilets have divided America. Crowds in Mumbai cheer the Supreme Court announcement. The ruling, which declared sexual orientation to be an "essential attribute of privacy," helped galvanize campaigners. Like the right to marry, the right to adopt, the right to inherit. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. That case was strengthened last year, when the Supreme Court moved to uphold the constitutional right to privacy.
In his petition, Jafar described the experience as dehumanizing and a violation of his fundamental rights. Inthe Delhi High Court ruled that the ban on consensual gay sex violated fundamental rights. The decision to repeal the law is a major victory for India's LGBT activists and supporters after years of determined struggle. People celebrate the decision in Bangalore on September 6. Like the right to marry, the right to adopt, the right to inherit. However, in recent years hardline Hindu groups have taken a more conservative approach. During the latest hearings, lawyers representing more than a dozen gay and lesbian Indians questioned the constitutional basis of that earlier ruling.