SC legalises gay sex, partially strikes down Sec 377
New Delhi, Sep 6: In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court has partially struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Observing that the section was unconstitutional the five judge Bench held that Section 377 is irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary.
Delivering a unanimous verdict the court said Section 377 is irrational, arbitrary and incomprehensible as it fetters the right to equality for LGBT community. LGBT community possesses same equality as other citizens, the Bench held.