Delhi HC decriminalises the homosexual law

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New Delhi, Jul 2: Delhi High Court has decriminalized the gay law. It has amended the IPC Section 377 to decriminalize the homosexuality and said that being a gay is not a crime. It also said that the equal rights should be given to the homosexuals and all minorities should be included in the Indian constitution.

"We declare Section 377 of IPC in so far as it criminalises consensual sexual acts of adults in private is violative of Articles 14, 21 and 15 of the Constitution," said, Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice S Muralidhar.

Read the complete High Court Judgment on the Homosexual Law

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Delhi court verdict on gay law on Jul 2

The Delhi High Court on Thursday, Jul 2 will announce judgement on the petition seeking a legal sanction for the homosexuality through repealing the Section 377 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

A bench consisting of Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice S Muralidhar will announce whether section 377 IPC could be 'read down' to decriminalize private consensual sex between adults of the same sex.

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