Supreme Court legalises gay sex in India

Supreme Court legalises gay sex in India

According to BBC: Supreme Court legalises gay sex in India, and it is no longer and criminal offence

In 2013 there was a decision made that supported a colonial-era law, known as section 377, under which gay sex listed as “unnatural offence”.

Gay sex is one of the oldest worldwide law which India has overturned

A few years back there was the vocal campaign which said to decriminalise same-gender sex in India

Chief Justice Dipak Misra stated that

“Criminalizing corporeal intercourse is irrational, subjective and illegal,”

Supporters standing outside the court were waiting for the ruling began praising as the decision was made public, with some even breaking into tears.

 

WHAT IS SECTION 377?

It’s a 157-year-old colonial-era law which criminalises certain sexual acts as “unnatural offences” which are punishable by a 10-year jail term.

According to the law, this offence will punish “carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal”.

While the statute criminalises all anal and oral sex, it has had a much more significant implication for same-gender sex relations.

All, the supporters Stated that the law had been applied to harass individual of the country’s gay and transgender society.

Equal rights campaigners also supported that this law is proof of discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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