Here's a look at some of the quirky ways in which queer Indians and their allies celebrated the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on Section 377
Supreme Court likely to pronounce verdict on pleas challenging validity of Section 377 at 10.30 am tomorrow
The apex court had reserved its verdict on 17 July a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the section that criminalises homosexuality.
Gowda, perhaps afraid that he may stick out as the one unfortunately sensible person in his party, decided to retract his statement.
A gay Mumbai-based activist's mother, we are told, wanted to place a matrimonial ad in newspaper.
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India was among the 43 countries that voted in support of a Russian-drafted resolution that proposed removing benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff.
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Bangalore police have now arrested an Infosys techie under the draconian Section 377 act, which criminalises homosexuality.
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The Aam Aadmi Party issued a statement today condemning the Supreme Court's decision to overturn a Delhi High Court order which had declared section 377 of the Indian Penal Code unconstitutional, thereby decriminalizing homosexuality.
It doesn't worry me that the SC verdict might see me in jail some day. It makes me angry that it asks me not to be myself for a greater part of the day, every day I live. How is that fair?
This is an extract from Gaysia, a book by Australian non-fiction author Benjamin Law. Law has written extensively for Australian and international publications. One chapter in Gaysia is devoted to India and its gay culture. The following excerpt looks at the way the movement to de-criminalise Section 377 began and its victory in the Delhi High Court in 2009.
The Centre today favoured decriminalisation of gay sex in Supreme Court, contradicting its earlier stand and drawing the apex court's ire, prompting it to remark that the government must not make a "mockery" of the system.
The government said it was not opposed to gay sex as interpreted by the Delhi High court judgement in 2009.
Anti-gay rights groups, challenging legalisation of gay sex, were today asked by the Supreme Court to explain how such acts are against the order of nature as submitted by them.
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