In a historic judgement, the Delhi High Court on Thursday legalised consensual sex among gays.
The court struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
"In our view Indian Constitutional Law does not permit the statutory criminal law to be held captive by the popular misconception of who the LGBTs (lesbian gay bisexual transgender) are. It cannot be forgotten that discrimination is antithesis of equality and that it is the recognition of equality which will foster dignity of every individual," the Bench said in its 105-page judgement. [Bold emphasis added]