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Watch: Ahead of Independence Day, Pride-themed National Anthem unveiled, featuring Onir, Apurva Asrani
Entertainment

Watch: Ahead of Independence Day, Pride-themed National Anthem unveiled, featuring Onir, Apurva Asrani

The Humsafar Trust has released a Pride-themed rendition of the National Anthem To commemorate the first year of Independence that does not criminalise homosexuality,

Kerala High Court allows lesbian couple to live together after one of the women was illegally confined by family
India

Kerala High Court allows lesbian couple to live together after one of the women was illegally confined by family

The court was considering a plea filed by a 40-year-old woman from Kollam district alleging that her 24-year-old partner from Thiruvananthapuram had been illegally confined by her family.

Supreme Court verdict on Section 377: India becomes 126th country to strike down anti-LGBTQ law
India

Supreme Court verdict on Section 377: India becomes 126th country to strike down anti-LGBTQ law

Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex, saying it violated the rights to equality.

Section 377 hearing Day 3: SC says stigma linked to LGBTQ community will go when homosexuality is decriminalised
India

Section 377 hearing Day 3: SC says stigma linked to LGBTQ community will go when homosexuality is decriminalised

Chief Justice Dipak Misra also rejected a proposal of lawyers, seeking retention of section 377, that public opinion should be elicited on the matter.

Mental Health Care Bill prevents discrimination on the basis of sexuality, unlike Section 377
Life

Mental Health Care Bill prevents discrimination on the basis of sexuality, unlike Section 377

If the nation causes duress with an inhuman, unscientific and insensitive law that is detrimental to mental health through Section 377, and then it offers the same people access to mental health without discrimination under clause 21(1)(a) of the new Mental Health Care Bill

Article 377 ruling: SC agrees to hear curative plea on homosexuality
India

Article 377 ruling: SC agrees to hear curative plea on homosexuality

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear in open court curative plea of gay rights activists against its order of criminalising gay sex, giving a ray of hope to LGBT community that the controversial verdict may be reconsidered and modified.

Considering all options to decriminalise homosexuality, assures govt
India

Considering all options to decriminalise homosexuality, assures govt

With the Supreme Court order on gay sex creating a major uproar, the government today said it is considering all options to decriminalise homosexuality and filing a curative petition in the apex court could be one of them.

SC verdict on 377: Will government take the legislative rule?
India

SC verdict on 377: Will government take the legislative rule?

"It is the prerogative of the Supreme Court under the Constitution to test the constitutionality of a law. They are exercising their prerogative. We have the prerogative to make laws. We shall exercise our prerogative," Law Minister Kapil Sibal said.

SC to govt with 377 ruling: If you have the guts, change the law
Politics

SC to govt with 377 ruling: If you have the guts, change the law

The Supreme Court has copped out of holding section 377 are an unfair law, but it has effectively challenged the government to show the guts and act