The Delhi High Court was hearing a petition that argues that the Hindu Marriage Act allows any two Hindus to get married without discriminating between them based on their sexual orientation.
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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
The 27-year-old transwoman, who was a sailor, said the Navy has agreed to take her back on a lower division clerk level starting November – if she clears an exam.
On the Sabarimala ruling, Jaitley said that if you want to take a progressive step, then Articles 14 and 21 will apply against all religions
Besides putting forth his opinion with firm conviction, Justice Chandrachud understands that law can act as an agent of social change and if factored in the right way, law can help break stereotyped gender identities and social stagnation
Some of the universities whose research papers found mention in the apex court's verdict include National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) and O P Jindal Global University (JGU).
The employee, Gaurav Pramanik, on Sunday posted a tweet talking about his former boss, who also heads diversity and inclusivity at Tech Mahindra. Pramanik claims in his tweet that she made derogatory remarks against homosexuals and Muslims
While India celebrated the landmark judgment by the Supreme Court decriminalising gay sex between consenting adults on September 6, there are some countries which still find themselves in the shackles of orthodoxy.
Altogether, 4,690 cases were registered between 2014 and 2016 under Section 377, which criminalised sexual activities "against the order of nature"
The Supreme Court, in its landmark judgment unanimously struck down part of section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalised gay sex, saying that it violated the constitutional right to equality and dignity
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Section of the hospitality industry which exclusively cater to the community feels it would be easier for them to do business now. Doubling of business is on the cards-LGBT tour operators
A Twitter user, Clinton Jeff on Thursday posted that he was sent a rainbow cake by a food delivery startup after he posted a message tagging the company
A five-judge bench comprising of CJI Dipak Misra, Justices RF Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, has ruled that consensual adult gay sex is no longer a crime, saying sexual orientation – homo or hetero – is normal and people have no control over it
Women and men had to take to the streets in these countries to fight for equal rights for the LGBT community.
Live updates of the Supreme Court verdict on petitions challenging constitutional validity of section 377
While section 377 was declared unconstitutional to the extent that it criminalised consensual sex between adults, whether homosexual or heterosexual, it said bestiality would continue to be an offence
The apex court also issued a notice to the Centre seeking a response on a writ petition filed by five members of the LGBT community.
For the second time in three months, Lok Sabha today voted against the introduction of a private member's bill brought by Congress member Shashi Thraoor to decriminalise homosexualty.
The LGBT community has been fighting tooth and nail to scrap Section 377, which criminalises gay sex.
The Review Bench in January 2014 had agreed with its original appeal judgment on December 11, 2013, setting aside the internationally hailed judgement of the Delhi High Court.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Law and Justice Minister Kapil Sibal had come out against the Supreme Court order. Sonia Gandhi had issued a statement saying she is disappointed with the Supreme Court order that reversed the Delhi High Court order on homosexuality.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi said she is disappointed with the verdict. She has released a statement urging parliament to pass a bill legalising gay sex.
The Union Home Ministry on Thursday seems to have goofed up in the Supreme Court during the hearing on decriminalization of homosexuality. Government sources said that the Additional Attorney General read out an earlier stand by the government instead of the latest in the apex court.