The court issued guidelines to the State and Union government to ensure the protection of LGBTQIA+ persons in consensual relationships, including to ban conversion therapy.
The Centre informed the Delhi High Court that a same-sex couple cannot claim fundamental right for their marriage.
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.
Justices Nariman and Chandrachud, in their separate concurring judgements, dealt in detail about the evolution of the section as it exists in the present form.
Some of the groups are planning to approach the top court seeking a review of the verdict.
India's Supreme court gave the 'queer' their rights in a historic decision on September 6.
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.
Randy Scarhol, a drag artist and model, said she is overwhelmed. “This is a landmark victory for the queer movement. However, the battle is not over.
In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court on Thursday legalised gay sex in the country by partially striking down the 158-year-old colonial era law.
The right to life and liberty would encompass the right to sexual autonomy, and freedom of expression. Sexual orientation is not a matter of choice.
The biggest challenge ahead is to increase representation of the LGBT community in the society through education.
There are six substantive writ petitions and multiple interventions against Section 377 of IPC.