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To mark the occasion, a pub in Hitech City has gone all out to welcome persons of the community, making special arrangements for couples who have for long been in the closet.
The apex court considered the plea of the NGO that its curative plea has now become infructuous in view of the five-judge constitution bench verdict in 2018 which had set aside the 2013 judgement.
Edozien teaches journalism at New York University and is author of the memoir ‘Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man’.
Gen Rawat, during his annual press conference, said such actions are forbidden in the Army. At the same time, he added that the security forces are not above the law.
Supreme Court held that section 377 of the IPC was a weapon to harass members of the LGBTQ community, resulting in discrimination against them.
The press conference by the four judges, including Ranjan Gogoi, who was elevated to Chief Justice later in the year, created ripples in judicial and political circles.
In suo motu cases, the investigators must find out whether the relation was consensual.
The women said their parents were influential and well connected with police officials and their advocate even got a call from a woman, who claimed to be a police officer, threatening him.
The LGBTQIA+ community has often faced and still faces discrimination when it comes to accessing basic healthcare and legal aid.
On September 6, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India unanimously decriminalised part of the colonial law under Section 377 which criminalised consensual gay sex.
Alok Ojha, Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, lauded the judgment and called Section 377 a ‘colonial construct’.
Emboldened by the recent SC decision decriminalizing some portions of Section 377 pertaining to homosexuality, both the women had started profess their love openly, added the man.
The senior advocate reiterated that sex should be spoken about openly in schools as well for people to start a dialogue on this.
Although the LGBTQI community doesn't hold a monopoly on "rainbow", the symbol to represent the community, rainbow or pink capitalism has become a new norm for commercial giants.
It is a small victory for the LGBT community and they have a huge task ahead in fighting discrimination and ensuring recognition of their choices in civil laws.