The pastor created a flutter in a court complex in Coimbatore on Monday, raising slogans against the SC'S landmark judgement decriminalising consensual gay sex which, it said, violated the constitutional right to equality and dignity
Like Sonal Chopra, college students from across the country who identify themselves as LGBTQIA (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex and Asexual) were happy and relieved as soon as the Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a landmark judgment scrapping Section 377 of the IPC.
A transgender, Sarode had married the love of her life Jay Rajnath Sharma in what can be touted as perhaps the first-of-its-kind wedding. And after the SC decision on Thursday, the couple now hopes to register its marriage.
Even as members of the LGBTQI community cheered the verdict, a section from the community took a political stand against the recent arrests of five human rights activists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
For parents, the Supreme Court decision is set to pave the way for their children being accepted society. Activist and filmmaker Sridhar Rangayan, founder of Sweekar, a peer parent support group for LGBTQ children, said that Thursday’s verdict will make parents more confident.
On Thursday, two members of the transgender community, who frequently visit the female second-class compartments in train, begging for money from passengers on the harbour line, said they were unaware of what the SC had ruled or how it will change their lives.