Indian Supreme Court rules unanimously that gay sex is not a crime

In an historic decision, the Indian Supreme Court has struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a remnant of British colonial rule criminalizing non heterosexual sex. The five seat court ruled unanimously that Section 377 violated individuals’ right to privacy.

The decision leaves no doubt as to the rights entitled to the Indian LGBT+ community.

“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,” said Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

Celebration has broken out in India as LGBT+ people and their allies savor this hard won victory.

Read more at Times of India