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Gay Right

SC says gay sex punishable, withdraws legal protection to LGBT community

SC set aside Delhi HC's 2009 judgment decriminalising gay sex between two consenting adults.


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All gays ‘minuscule’ section, say let Parliament decide on change or repeal of law. (Express Photo)
Gay rights: Disappointed, activists plan review plea, call for repeal of SC verdict

Thursday , 12 December '13

All gays ‘minuscule’ section, say let Parliament decide on change or repeal of law.
A gay rights activist at a protest in New Delhi following the Supreme Court verdict. (Neeraj Priyadrashi)
Govt backed one day, opposed the next

Thursday , 12 December '13

Under UPA-II, various ministries have still not been able to reconcile their differences.
Astrologer appellant 'saw it in cards'

Thursday , 12 December '13

Baba Ramdev called a press conference hours after the verdict to announce.
Judge behind HC ruling disappointed

Thursday , 12 December '13

Law Commission, which Shah now heads, which had in 2000 first recommended deletion of Section 377.
For once, SC leaves it to Parliament

Thursday , 12 December '13

An illustration of this role came in the Shah Bano judgment of April 1985.
Rulings on homosexuality not to affect armed forces: SC

Monday , 7 February '11

The Defence Forces Act renders homosexual behaviour as illegal.
On July 2, 2009, Delhi HC had passed a ruling de-criminalising homosexual intercourse between consenting adult...
Gay rights will affect India's ethos: Catholic guild

Thursday , 1 April '10

On July 2, 2009, Delhi HC had passed a ruling de-criminalising homosexual intercourse between consenting adults.
A view of the entrance of Aligarh  Muslim University. Express photo: Partha Paul
‘Homosexuality is an uncontrollable feeling, like poetry’

Friday , 26 February '10

'I am in the news every day these days... Friends update me on day-to-day news,' says AMU professor Srinivas Ramachandra Siras.
Centre has shied away from taking a stance on decriminalising gay sex issue.
Govt takes no stand on gay sex, leaves it to Supreme Court

Thursday , 17 September '09

Shying away from taking any stand on gay sex, the government virtually left it for the Supreme Court to decide on the "correctness" of the Delhi High Court order decriminalising homosexuality.
Child Commission approaches SC against gay sex

Wednesday , 9 September '09

The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights has approached the SC challenging the Delhi High Court's verdict legalising gay sex.
Union Government has already told the SC that it doesn’t want a stay on the HC verdict on Sec 377.
After Law, now Home backs Court ruling on gay rights

Wednesday , 2 September '09

Ministry of Home Affairs has decided against opposing the July 2 judgment of Delhi HC striking down provisions in Sec 377 of IPC that criminalised same-gender, consensual sex.
SC had asked the govt to present its stand on the issue and posted the matter for hearing on Sept 14.
Cabinet decision on gay sex likely next week

Thursday , 27 August '09

The govt had set up a panel comprising of Veerappa Moily, P Chidambaram and Ghulam Nabi Azad to formulate its response and convey it to the Union Cabinet.
Gays and Lesbians celebrate Mumbai's first Gay parade. (Express Photo/Ganesh Shirsekar)
Gay rights: SC issues notice to Centre on pleas challenging HC verdict

Monday , 17 August '09

The apex court's notice came on two petitions filed by Christian Apostolic Churches Alliance and S K Tijarawala, a disciple of Baba Ramdev.
Law minister Moily says anti-gay law was a tool of exploitation.
Sec 377 misused... Delhi HC verdict well argued: Moily

Sunday , 2 August '09

Apprehending misuse of Sec 377 of Indian Penal Code in the future, Law Minister Veerappa Moily has said the law should not become an instrument of exploitation by authorities.
Centre has sought time from the Supreme Court to formulate its stand on the issue of homosexuality.
Tough to fault HC 377 ruling: Law Ministry

Wednesday , 22 July '09

Union Law Secretary has told the Govt that it’s difficult to find any lacunae in Delhi HC judgment which struck down provisions in Section 377 of IPC.
The Govt has sought time to come out with its stand on Section 377.
Don’t want 377 ruling stayed, need time for stand: Govt to SC

Tuesday , 21 July '09

In a departure from the stand it had taken earlier, the government today told the Supreme Court that it does not want an interim stay on the July 2 Delhi High Court...
The apex court was hearing a plea filed by astrologer Suresh Kumar Kaushal against the Delhi High Court's verd...
SC declines to stay HC verdict on homosexuality

Monday , 20 July '09

Supreme Court on Monday declined to pass an interim order to stay the Delhi High Court verdict legalising gay sex among consenting adults.
2 gay couples tie the knot in Panchkula

Thursday , 9 July '09

A gay couple from Panchkula tied a knot at Abheypur village in Industrial Area today.
In a landmark verdict on July 2, Delhi High Court legalised gay sex between consenting adults.
SC notice to Centre on Delhi HC verdict on gay sex

Thursday , 9 July '09

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Centre on a petition challenging the Delhi High Court judgement legalising gay sex among the consenting adults.