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