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  • A year after Section 377 was read down, does India 'take me as I am'? Sep 06, 2019 07:05 PM IST

    A year after Section 377 was read down, does India 'take me as I am'?

    On the one hand, clamour for civil and political rights have emboldened the closeted and initiated behavioral change in the society; but on the other, the social change is yet not backed by legislative change

  • Freedom to love and equal rights for women: The legacy of CJI Dipak Misra Oct 02, 2018 01:40 PM IST

    Freedom to love and equal rights for women: The legacy of CJI Dipak Misra

    The beginning of the end of his term as Chief Justice of India was marked by the much-awaited judgment that read down the draconian Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and decriminalised gay sex.

  • Section 377 verdict: What difference will it make on the ground? Sep 07, 2018 01:00 PM IST

    Section 377 verdict: What difference will it make on the ground?

    The Supreme Court delivered a historic judgment on September 6, decriminlising consensual sex in the LGBTQ community

  • Why is the BJP silent on Supreme Court's landmark verdict decriminalising gay sex? Sep 06, 2018 07:15 PM IST

    Why is the BJP silent on Supreme Court's landmark verdict decriminalising gay sex?

    The only exception has been BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy who told news channels that “homosexuality is a genetic flaw” and that "this verdict will give rise to issues like increase in gay bars and number of HIV cases”

  • Revised Transgender Bill to be reintroduced in Parliament, but ignores key quota issue Aug 03, 2018 11:32 AM IST

    Revised Transgender Bill to be reintroduced in Parliament, but ignores key quota issue

    Another crucial recommendation which has not been dealt with in the revised bill is that of civil rights like marriage, divorce and adoption

  • Section 377 persecutes sexual minorities in India: Humsafar Trust Jul 20, 2018 11:32 AM IST

    Section 377 persecutes sexual minorities in India: Humsafar Trust

    The study suggests that sexual minorities are vulnerable to multiple forms of interpersonal violence committed against them by family members, neighbours and even intimate partners

  • Cannot wait for majoritarian governments to strike down Section 377: Supreme Court Jul 17, 2018 04:35 PM IST

    Cannot wait for majoritarian governments to strike down Section 377: Supreme Court

    Justice Nariman pointed out how Alan Turing, the popular English Mathematician and computer scientist, committed suicide after he was chemically castrated

  • Pride of identity and inclusivity: How the rainbow flag came to represent the LGBTQ community Jul 13, 2018 08:18 PM IST

    Pride of identity and inclusivity: How the rainbow flag came to represent the LGBTQ community

    The next time the rainbow flag unfurls at a Pride parade, you'll know exactly what it means

  • Will Right to Privacy judgment influence SC verdict on Section 377? Jul 12, 2018 09:18 PM IST

    Will Right to Privacy judgment influence SC verdict on Section 377?

    The bench had emphasized that the LGBTQ community should not be denied their rights and be discriminated against because their “views, beliefs or way of life does not accord with the mainstream”

  • Homosexual behaviour not an aberration, but a variation, says SC while hearing Sec 377 pleas Jul 12, 2018 06:59 PM IST

    Homosexual behaviour not an aberration, but a variation, says SC while hearing Sec 377 pleas

    Justice Indu Malhotra made an observation that members of the LGBTQ community are discriminated against and hence are hesitant to even seek healthcare

  • SC hearing on Section 377: What happened in court today Jul 11, 2018 08:03 PM IST

    SC hearing on Section 377: What happened in court today

    A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Deepak Misra is hearing curative pleas to quash Section 377 of the IPC

  • Explained: How the plea to quash Section 377 made its way to the Supreme Court again Jul 10, 2018 05:50 PM IST

    Explained: How the plea to quash Section 377 made its way to the Supreme Court again

    In January 2018, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court decided to revisit the 2013 judgment “because of the constitutional issues involved” and concurred that it was “appropriate to send this to a larger bench”

  • Gay activists disappointed with SC verdict on homosexuality Dec 11, 2013 04:03 PM IST

    Gay activists disappointed with SC verdict on homosexuality

    A bench of justices GS Singhvi and SJ Mukhopadhaya set aside the 2009 Delhi High Court judgement which had decriminalised gay sex.

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