Historic Judgement: People from LGBT Community react to SC Verdict on Section 377
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. Delivering separate but concurring judgments, a five-judge bench of the apex court said it is the constitutional and not social morality which will prevail. There were scenes of celebration not just outside the court. Here’s how people from the LGBT community reacted to the verdict.