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Below are some tweets which capture the essence of the judgment.
#Section377 The Bench has pronounced all 4 opinions and the matter is concluded. Sexual intercourse between consenting adults from the LGBT community have been decriminalized in India! We shall be sharing the final orders soon.
#Section377 – Justice Malhotra – History owes an apology to these people and their families. Homosexuality is part of human sexuality. They have the right of dignity and free of discrimination. Consensual sexual acts of adults are allowed for LGBT community.
Excellent to see the principle of non-retrogression of rights accepted by the Chief Justice (paragraphs 188 and 189) [i.e., society cannot regress after reaching a certain standard of rights]. This was at the heart of Shyam Divan’s submissions.
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