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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.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, as many as 2,195 gay sex cases were registered under Section 377 in 2016, 1,347 in 2015 and 1,148 cases in 2014.
CJI Misra and Justice Khanwilkar mentioned the constitutional courts of United States, Canada, South Africa, Republic of Philippines and the European Court of Human Rights.
The actor recalled the struggle he went through while playing the gay professor.
Some of the groups are planning to approach the top court seeking a review of the verdict.
Nitasha Biswas, the winner of India’s first trans-beauty pageant in 2017, writes that the historic SC verdict will become a reality when society accepts the LGBTQ community with open arms.
The secret Facebook group was started by three queer IITians in July 2012, who wanted to create a common platform for all queer students in IIT to interact — they then joined the case against Sec 377.
Banner front page headlines such as "Love at First Right", "Rainbow Nation" and "Independence Day" greeted the verdict of the top court to strike down the heart of Section 377.
One of the petitioners at SC had shared the story of how he could not pursue his career in IAS out of fear of losing his job if someone found out about his sexual orientation.
However, the Telugu petitioners have been quite reluctant about the kind of response they may receive back home.
There are six substantive writ petitions and multiple interventions against Section 377 of IPC.
The following is the chronology of events leading to the Supreme Court unanimously decriminalising on Thursday part of Section 377 of the IPC which dealt with consensual gay sex.
'Everybody has freedom of speech, the right to eat what they want. Now they have the right to live the way they want,' Shiv Sena spokesperson said.
A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court today unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex.
'Tomorrow when we wake up we would be able to look in the mirror and not see ourselves as a second class citizen or a criminal,' said an LGBT activist.