Historic India ruling legalises gay sex – BBC News

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you’re outside the Supreme Court that mean excitement and anticipation since morning large number of people from the LGBT community activist and lawyers have been Gathering and that is a huge presence of media everyone waiting for the final judgment next game that will allow judges the court has now clearly said any adult can engage in sexual activity in private and if it is with constant it doesn’t matter what the adult gender of sexual preference is it’s taken 24 years to come it’s day and the first challenge to this colonial-era local section 377 actually happened in 1994 initially all these challenges that is groups of people and not individuals because the LGBT community but in the past few years even students eminent personalities have come out came the sexual orientation and join these challenges and going to the Supreme Court and now before the final verdict SX of any type in private that there is concerned and it is in private it will not be an offence under 377-2377 has been to that extent unconstitutional g77 prescribes a 10-year jail time for violation but activists say it was in fact use to harass them and push them into the closet
In a historic decision, India’s Supreme Court has ruled that gay sex is no longer a criminal offence.
The ruling overturns a 2013 judgement that upheld a colonial-era law, known as section 377, under which gay sex is categorised as an “unnatural offence”.
The court has now ruled discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a fundamental violation of rights.
Campaigners outside the court cheered and some broke down in tears as the ruling was handed down.
Although public opinion in India’s biggest cities has been in favour of scrapping the law, there remains strong opposition among religious groups and in conservative rural communities.

Reporter: Divya Arya

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