Section 377 Timeline: Supreme Court delivers historic judgement, rules in favour of LGBTs

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The Supreme Court of India on Thursday delivered a historic judgment de-criminalising Section 377 of Indian Penal Code which criminalised homosexuality or same-sex marriage in India. The five-judge bench said LGBTQ community has same fundamental rights as others. Criminalising gay sex is irrational and indefensible, observed CJI Dipak Misra. The issue had remained a long-debated subject in the country. The …