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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.

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The Supreme Court of India decriminalised the controversial Section 377, which made homosexuality a crime in the country. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

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.