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‘Love is Love’: Netizens cheer as Supreme Court legalises homosexuality

While delivering the historic verdict, the apex court underlined that the LGBTQ community possesses the same human and fundamental rights as other citizens.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 6, 2018 6:45:21 pm
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The Supreme Court decriminalised consensual sex between two adults irrespective of their gender Thursday. A five-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and comprising Justices Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, unanimously delivered the judgment after hearing an array of petitions challenging the criminalisation of homosexuality.

The much-awaited verdict sparked celebrations among the LGBTQI community. In  the verdict, the apex court said that the LGBTQ community possesses the same fundamental rights as other citizens.

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From filmmakers to sports personalities, the verdict was celebrated by all. Here’s how people reacted to the verdict online:

After years of protests and appeals, the top court has finally struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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