ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Devout and Gay: Faith vs Sexuality

08/14/2018 | Hindustan Times

By the afternoon of July 12, the lawyers of the 34 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender petitioners and intervenors, including parents of queer persons and mental health professionals, had wrapped up their arguments on why Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code — a law that criminalizes non-penile vaginal intercourse between consenting adults — disproportionately affected the LGBT communities and violated their fundamental rights. The case, heard before a Constitution bench headed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Mishra, was a fresh bout in the legal fight over the colonial-era law.

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