Article 377: Homosexuality is no longer a crime in India, the Supreme Court said
Homosexuality is not an offence in India, five Supreme Court judges declared today in a spectacular verdict for the gay rights movement in the country. The Supreme Court reversed its own 2013 decision and said Section 377, a controversial British-era ban on consensual gay sex, is irrational and arbitrary. “We have to bid adieu to prejudices and to empower all citizens,” Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra said, reading out the judgement. Four judges gave a concurrent judgement.