Tag: section 377

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  • Move for changes

    Move for changes

    Post Supreme Court decision on Section 377, India has been making strides with respect to recognising the rights of the LGBT community.

    June 25, 2019
  • Section 377: In pursuit of marriage equality

    Section 377: In pursuit of marriage equality

    With Section 377 having been struck down, it is time society and government went into the question of same-sex marriages.

    March 7, 2019
  • Interview | They also have the right to live and love: Nagarkirtan director Kaushik Ganguly

    Interview | They also have the right to live and love: Nagarkirtan director Kaushik Ganguly

    Director Kaushik Ganguly talks about his new release Nagarkirtan which celebrates relationships irrespective of genders

    February 23, 2019
  • 2018: The year of the Supreme Court

    2018: The year of the Supreme Court

    From the right of a common citizen to privacy to that of women to practise religion, from decriminalising homosexuality to legalising passive euthanasia, and from adultery to inter-faith marriages, Supreme Court orders and directions left few sections of the society untouched this year.

    December 24, 2018
  • After 377, respect for LGBT community

    After 377, respect for LGBT community

    Scrapping Section 377, a controversial law on consensual gay sex, means the LGBT community is finally recognised as parents, and friends are embracing their children and finally accepting them. Government jobs can be allotted to LGBT individuals...

    December 14, 2018
  • Archaic mindsets

    Archaic mindsets

    One sterling quality of the Supreme Court is its capacity to “ride the punches”. Aware that is impossible to please everyone it hears, their Lordships know that rulings are received with both brickbats and bouquets. Still, members of the five-member Constitution bench must have been rather surprised to learn that archaic mindsets still prevail among …

    September 30, 2018
  • From darkness to light

    From darkness to light

    There is a celebration in the air. The Supreme Court of India has just finished its hearing on whether Section 377, an archaic Victorian-era law which criminalises sexual activities “against the order of nature”, should be done away with once and for all. The queer community in India achieved a victory after decades of activism …

    September 23, 2018
  • Two cultures of social reform

    Two cultures of social reform

    September 6 was a Rainbow Day in the history of social reforms in India. The Supreme Court decriminalised Section 377 to recognise sexual rights of LGBTQ community members. Judiciary has pronounced socially important verdicts in other parts of the globe too, for example, abortion became legal in the US after the ruling in the historic …

    September 14, 2018
  • Writing love into law

    Writing love into law

    The Supreme Court judgments striking down Section 377 of the IPC go further than comparable jurisprudence in the UK and the USA, writes Senthorun Raj.

    September 13, 2018
  • Section 377: Equality for good, equality for opportunities, equality for growth

    Section 377: Equality for good, equality for opportunities, equality for growth

    According to a study by the World Bank, discrimination against LGBTQ people in India could be costing our economy 32 billion dollars a year!

    September 12, 2018
  • UP, Kerala top list of gay sex cases registered under IPC Section 377 between 2014-16

    UP, Kerala top list of gay sex cases registered under IPC Section 377 between 2014-16

    Uttar Pradesh topped the list in 2016, with 999 such cases, followed by Kerala 207. In Delhi, 183 cases were registered under Section 377 and in Maharashtra 170 such cases were registered.

    September 10, 2018
  • Freedom struggle-II

    Freedom struggle-II

    Even superlatives do not suffice to convey the full import of the Supreme Court’s reading down archaic, draconian, provisions of Section 377 of the colonial-era Indian Penal Code. The order of the five-member Constitution Bench has been universally acclaimed, India has come of age in contemporary society, setting an example to all progressive democracies. Yet …

    September 8, 2018
  • Section 377: India sees the light, in all its rainbow glory 

    Section 377: India sees the light, in all its rainbow glory 

    Section 377: We need to cherish this moment of victory. For history has been made in our lifetime, long overdue, and well-earned

    September 7, 2018
  • Section 377 and homosexuality: What the Supreme Court said | Read detailed judgment

    Section 377 and homosexuality: What the Supreme Court said | Read detailed judgment

    Five-judge Constitution Bench decriminalises Section 377 of IPC with regard to consensual gay sex, says it was "irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary", violated fundamental rights to equality, life with dignity, personal liberty, non-discrimination, privacy and expression under Articles 14, 15, 19, and 21 of the Constitution

    September 6, 2018
  • LGBTIQ pride: Tears of joy welcome homosexuality verdict

    LGBTIQ pride: Tears of joy welcome homosexuality verdict

    September 6, 2018 will go down in history as a landmark day for the LGBTIQ community as the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality on this day.

    September 6, 2018
  • Homosexuality not a crime, but do not support same-sex marriages: RSS on SC verdict

    Homosexuality not a crime, but do not support same-sex marriages: RSS on SC verdict

    A five-judge bench of the apex court decriminalised part of Section 377, which criminalised consensual unnatural sex, saying it violated the rights to equality.

    September 6, 2018
  • UN hails homosexuality verdict, says will help eliminate stigma

    UN hails homosexuality verdict, says will help eliminate stigma

    'The UN in India sincerely hopes that the court's ruling will be the first step towards guaranteeing the full range of fundamental rights to the LGBTIQ persons'

    September 6, 2018