SC reads down 158-years old colonial law and allowed gay sex among consenting adults in private.
All five judges signed the verdict – Homosexuality gets legal approval and recognition.
The Chief Justice said: “No one can escape from their individualism. Society is now better for individualism. In the present case, our deliberations will be on various spectrums.”
Under the 1861 law, gay sex was punishable by up to 10 years in jail. Although prosecution under Section 377 is not common, gay activists said the police used the law to harass and intimidate members of their community.
Now that the supreme court has finally acknowledged the right of any person to love anyone, it is another step as the nation progresses. Congratulations! INDIA.
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