Homosexuality is illegal: Indian celebrities' reactions on SC verdict

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Gay Right
Bangalore, Dec 11: The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday, Dec 11 delivered a crucial verdict in connection with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT). Dismissing Delhi High Court's previous judgement of decriminalising homosexuality, the apex court said that gay sex is a criminal offence in India.

The bench said that Parliament is authorised to delete section 377 of IPC but till the time this penal provision is there, the court cannot legalise this kind of sexual relationship. Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code is a piece of legislation in India introduced during British rule of India that criminalises sexual activity "against the order of nature." The section was read down to decriminalise same-sex behaviour among consenting adults in a historic judgement by the High Court of Delhi on 2 July 2009. [Wikipedia]

Gay rights activists said they will seek review of the apex court's verdict

After pronouncement of the judgement, gay rights activists said they will seek review of the apex court's verdict. Meanwhile, many celebrities of the country turned up to micro-blogging site Twitter and expressed their own opinions on the top court's judgement.

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