ADDED ON: 07/13/2018

Supreme Court on Section 377: LGBT Individuals Are Forced to Marry Opposite Sex

07/12/2018 | India Today

In a significant observation during the hearing on IPC Section 377, Justice Indu Malhotra today said that individuals belonging to lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community marry a person of the opposite sex and face &ldquomental trauma”. The observation came a day after the Supreme Court indicated that the right to choose a sexual partner is a fundamental right even if the right to sexual orientation is not a fundamental right. One of the five judges on the Supreme Court constitution bench, Justice Malhotra said, “Because of family and societal pressures, they [LGBT community] are forced to marry the opposite sex and it leads to bi-sexuality and mental trauma,” adding, “LGBT community feels inhibited to go for medical aid due to prejudices involved against them.”


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