Section 377

'Provide gender-neutral bathrooms': Madras HC judge counsels on LGBTQIA+ issues

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.

published on : 7th June 2021

Centre opposes same-sex marriage in Delhi HC, says its recognition 'not a fundamental right'

The Centre informed the Delhi High Court that a same-sex couple cannot claim fundamental right for their marriage.

published on : 25th February 2021

Kerala, Uttar Pradesh top list of states with Section 377 cases: NCRB data

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.

published on : 10th September 2018

Section 377 verdict: SC refers to global judgments that decriminalise gay sex

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.

published on : 8th September 2018

If gay professor in 'Aligarh' was alive today, he wouldn't have to die: Actor Manoj Bajpayee

The actor recalled the struggle he went through while playing the gay professor.

published on : 8th September 2018

British-era Section 377 based on law passed by King Henry VIII in 1533

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.

published on : 8th September 2018

Religious groups up in arms against Supreme Court's Section 377 verdict

Some of the groups are planning to approach the top court seeking a review of the verdict.

published on : 8th September 2018

Section 377: Chennai turns ‘gay’, celebrates pride and love

India's Supreme court gave the 'queer' their rights in a historic decision on September 6.

published on : 8th September 2018

Need to look forward to the future of LGBTQ community

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.

published on : 8th September 2018

How a secret Facebook group for gay IIT students led to a legal battle against Section 377 in SC

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.

published on : 7th September 2018

LGBTQ+ community hails Supreme Court verdict

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.

published on : 7th September 2018

Rights rainbow shines as Supreme Court partially strikes down Section 377

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.

published on : 7th September 2018

Section 377 ruling: What the judges said

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.

published on : 7th September 2018

Awareness is next step: Keshav Suri

The biggest challenge ahead is to increase representation of the LGBT community in the society through education.

published on : 7th September 2018

Section 377 verdict: Who are the main petitioners?

There are six substantive writ petitions and multiple interventions against Section 377 of IPC.

published on : 7th September 2018
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