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Watch: 5 big takeaways from the Section 377 verdict

Sep 06, 2018 16:31 IST
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People from the LGBT community across the country are celebrating the decriminalisation of homosexuality by India’s Supreme Court. Hindustan Times takes a look at the 5 key takeaways from the historic verdict. The SC has said that that any discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates fundamental rights. The apex court further points out that the denial of self expression is akin to inviting death. The judgment also pronounces that history owes an apology to the LGBT community for making them fear for their life, and that Constitutional morality must override societal morality in this case. The SC also pointed out that consensual unnatural sexual act in private is neither harmful nor contagious to society.