ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

A Ray of Hope for LGBTI Community

07/09/2018 | India Today

A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear petitions for scrapping Section 377 of the penal code, a 149-year-old archaic law which criminalizes homosexual acts and provides for a punishment of up to ten years in jail. The petitions were filed by 32 individuals, including celebrities, IITians and LGBT activists. In a landmark judgment hailed by LGBT community worldwide, the Delhi High Court had in 2009 declared the law unconstitutional.


Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>