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Section 377, 3 years on: Freedom to love takes root

The landmark ’18 verdict prompted LGBT people across India to seek their rights from courts and society. The key to this advancement were residents of small towns and villages

People celebrate after the Supreme Court's verdict on Section 377 in New Delhi on September 6, 2018.(HT Photo)
People celebrate after the Supreme Court's verdict on Section 377 in New Delhi on September 6, 2018.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 01:06 PM IST

Section 377, 3 years on: Walking down the aisle of history

The first failure, the dismissal of the Naz petition in 2004 and the review petition arising out of it in the Delhi Hc on technical grounds, was a big let-down but not for long as the SC set aside the dismissal.

Section 377 Supreme court verdict (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Section 377 Supreme court verdict (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 02:28 AM IST

Section 377, 3 years on: Want the pace of change to accelerate

Mainstream society needs to step up. It is not the onus of LGBTQ persons alone to struggle and fight for change

Section 377 decriminalisation (Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Section 377 decriminalisation (Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 09:06 AM IST

Coming into his own

“Being in the closet oppresses you, it suppresses you, and you can’t be the person you are,” says filmmaker and now podcast host Mozez Singh

Outfit, Manish Arora; shoes, JW Anderson for Converse(Samrat Mukherjee)
Outfit, Manish Arora; shoes, JW Anderson for Converse(Samrat Mukherjee)
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 12:33 AM IST

Booked for homosexuality in 2009, man discharged by Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court has discharged a man, who was booked under IPC Section 377 by a woman 10 years ago for having homosexual relationship with her husband.

A constitution bench of the Supreme Court partially struck down section 377 in September 2018.(AFP File)
A constitution bench of the Supreme Court partially struck down section 377 in September 2018.(AFP File)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 11:55 AM IST

2 UP women marry after divorcing husbands; they can’t get it registered

The two women had first met in their college over six years ago, but had to drop out in mid-session after their families came to know about their relationship.

A constitution bench of Supreme Court of India, on September 6, 2018, decriminalised homosexuality by declaring Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code as unconstitutional.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A constitution bench of Supreme Court of India, on September 6, 2018, decriminalised homosexuality by declaring Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code as unconstitutional.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 01, 2019 07:24 PM IST

What’s next for LGBT community after Supreme Court decriminalises gay sex

Gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence, the Supreme Court ordered on Thursday, reading down a British-era section 377 of the penal code that penalises people for their sexual orientation.

Members of the LGBT community celebrate after the Supreme Court’s verdict.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)
Members of the LGBT community celebrate after the Supreme Court’s verdict.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 08:30 AM IST

Will Supreme Court ruling on Section 377 change India’s social attitude?

A study spanning 19 states in 2016 found strong views against homosexuality, but revealed some interesting trends: 61% of the respondents thought love between two men or two women was wrong. Only a fourth of the respondents approved of a relationship between two men or two women.

The youngest respondents (15 to 17 years of age) were more approving of same-sex relationships than people in an older demographic; 31% of people between 15 and 17 said they were alright with two men in love, while only 21% of people between 30 and 34 years of age said they approved of the same.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)
The youngest respondents (15 to 17 years of age) were more approving of same-sex relationships than people in an older demographic; 31% of people between 15 and 17 said they were alright with two men in love, while only 21% of people between 30 and 34 years of age said they approved of the same.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 09:39 AM IST

High-risk groups may seek support after Supreme Court verdict on Section 377

The Union health ministry, which has previously backed decriminalising homosexuality and said Section 377 acted as an impediment in making high-risk groups such as men-having-sex-with-men (MSM) come forward to access services, said it is expecting a rise in the number of people seeking support.

Members of the LGBT community celebrate after the Supreme Court verdict.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)
Members of the LGBT community celebrate after the Supreme Court verdict.(Shankar Narayan/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 11:33 PM IST

‘Second Independence Day’: Kerala’s LGBT community welcomes Supreme Court verdict on Section 377

The LGBT community in Kerala, the first state to formulate a transgender policy three years ago, hailed the Supreme Court’s verdict scrapping the colonial-era ban on gay sex on Thursday and took out victory processions in many parts of the state including Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi.

Gay sex is no longer a crime in India, the Supreme Court ruled on Section 377 in a historic judgment on Thursday.(PTI)
Gay sex is no longer a crime in India, the Supreme Court ruled on Section 377 in a historic judgment on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 05:36 PM IST

Supreme Court says ‘history owes apology to LGBT community’: Top 10 quotes

The Supreme Court on Thursday decriminalised Section 377 in a big win for the LGBTQ community.

File photo of a gay rights activist outside Supreme Court. India’s top court decriminalised Section 377 in a verdict on September 6, 2018.(HT File Photo)
File photo of a gay rights activist outside Supreme Court. India’s top court decriminalised Section 377 in a verdict on September 6, 2018.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2018 01:40 PM IST
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