Homosexuality illegal in India, says SC; Twitter, Facebook explode with rage over ruling

In a huge setback to the LGBT community in India, the Supreme Court has overturned a decision made by the Delhi High Court in 2009, criminalising homosexuality


In a huge setback to the LGBT community in India, the Supreme Court has overturned a decision made by the Delhi High Court in 2009 to decriminalise homosexuality in the country. The SC upheld the controversial Section 377 in a decision today, and hoped that Parliament would take up the matter of decriminalising the section.

Understandably, the LGBT community and supporters of equal rights are up in arms about the verdict. The community that had been largely closeted before the 2009 verdict had become vociferous on social networks in the past few years. But it was not only the LGBT community that was enraged by  the verdict, as people from all corners united on virtual platforms against the verdict.

From well-known queer supporters and gay rights activists to human rights organisations, have a look at what the world is saying about Section 377:

Some have taken to Twitter and Facebook to gather support for the LGBT community and have organised protest marches today:


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