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Section 377


'Same-sex marriage not comparable with Indian family unit concept': A timeline of Section 377

February 26, 2021 1:38 pm

In its affidavit, the government said that there exists a “legitimate State interest” in limiting the recognition of marriage to persons of opposite sex.

Centre opposes same-sex marriage in Delhi HC, says not comparable with 'Indian family unit concept'

February 26, 2021 4:05 am

The government also said that the marriage in India is not just a matter between two individuals but “a solemn institution” between "a biological man and a biological woman”.

'Our values don't recognise same-sex marriage': Centre tells Delhi HC

September 15, 2020 1:54 am

Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta also submitted that the judgment of the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court "merely decriminalizes homosexuality or lesbians. Nothing more, nothing less".

Two years post-377 verdict: Fired from Kolkata school, a gay teacher finds a supportive workplace

September 08, 2020 8:43 am

Meet corporate professional Avijit Kundu who shares his experience of working in a corporate vs traditional academic set-up, and how discrimination over one's orientation needs a serious re-look.

Singapore court upholds law that criminalises gay sex

March 30, 2020 1:58 pm

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has previously said that society in Singapore "is not that liberal on these matters".

At Delhi's first LGBTQ job fair, a chance to move past toxic workplaces

November 26, 2019 5:30 pm

A great many people who turned up at the career fair, came looking for healthier alternatives – a far cry from their present toxic work spaces.

Delhi HC seeks Centre’s stand on plea to extend Section 377 provisions to third gender

October 15, 2019 7:23 am

The Supreme Court had recognized transgender persons as the third gender in a landmark ruling, saying it was addressing a “human rights issue”.

How religions are engaging with the queer community a year after the Supreme Court verdict

September 08, 2019 7:36 am

A year since Supreme Court read down Section 377, some religious organisations have begun working towards addressing homosexuality

Section 377 judgment offers lessons on how to use Constitution to build coalitions, bring change

September 06, 2019 11:07 am

The fraying of social fabric and the normalisation of discrimination in present day India, batters constitutional values of fraternity, equality and dignity. This leads to a weakening of the Constitution itself.

Rights body report on LGBTQ persons seeks anti-discrimination legislation

June 09, 2019 2:57 am

The study by the international human rights organisation is based on 65 interviews conducted between July and December 2018 across six states.


LGBT activists celebrate after SC refers Section 377 to Constitution Bench

February 02, 2016 6:58 pm

LGBT rights activist hug each other after Supreme Court referred the Section 377 curative petition to a five judge Constitution Bench for further examination.


Sec 377 verdict | We did not want it to be struck down. SC gave us a good start: Gautam Yadav, The Humsafar Trust

June 22, 2020 6:17 pm

The Supreme Court has legalised same-sex relationships by striking down provisions of section 377 that made it illegal. Gautam Yadav of The Humsafar Trust, an NGO, explains how this judgment benefits the community.

Sec 377 profiles: I was afraid of telling my parents I’m bisexual. I thought I will be disowned.

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

One of the petitioners challenging the constitutional validity of section 377 in the Supreme Court spoke with The Indian Express about his journey, how he told the truth to his parents, girlfriend and friends.

Sec 377 profiles: I wrote about my male crushes in my diary and one day my mother read it all

June 22, 2020 6:22 pm

INTERVIEW: Debottam Saha, an IITian and a petitioner in the section 377 case tells us, among other things, what he hopes the verdict will change.