After a prolonged war against the 132nd-year-old law which is followed by the independent India which barred same-sex marriages is declared unconstitutional by the master of all “Supreme Court” on the memorable day 6th September. When supreme court announced that it will proclaim its judgement of the status of section 377 on 6th September day after teacher’s day teaches a lesson of pride to the whole country and showed that when it comes on people of India the no-one can stop it from saving their dignity, not even the parliament who is known as dad of constitution. Few felt disheartened when the actual verdict came about and expresses their anger on social media by posting irrelevant posts, but SC clearly said, “this is my dignity and my pride, I don’t need any permission from anyone to express my love”.
The entire nation is expressing their happiness and congratulation to the LGBTQ community. Preeti Agarwal was in her research laboratory at the Indian Institute of Science in Lucknow when the Supreme Court declared its verdict striking down article 377, the colonial-era rule that barred consensual gay sex.
“I was speechless, poignant, delighted. It was a mixture of reactions,” Ms Agarwal, a graduate of IIT-Roorkee, alleged.
She was one of the activists who struggled tooth and pin in contradiction of the law in the highest court. “The verdict will give the community prominence and self-assurance,” she told reporters over the phone from Lucknow.
“For me,” she held, “The verdict is energizing. It would give us the nerve to come out and recognize our sexuality.”
Though, the 26-year-old PhD scholar at the IISc-Lucknow accredited that achieving broader social acknowledgement to same-sex interactions is still “a very vast confront “.
“There is a need now to inform people, particularly from rural parts of the nation who still view homosexuality as an offensive and misconduct,” Ms Agarwal held.
One more activist, Virat, an IT contrive from Ahmedabad, held the verdict was a “commons judgement”.
“What staples the utmost to me is the approval we got, the kind of reply from the public we got. The verdict was greeted and eminent not only by personalities or protestors but also by the mutual man,” the 27-year-old graduate from IIT Kharagpur held.
Summoning the SC judgement, a historical judgment, Karan Johar engraved on Twitter, “Historical verdict!!!! So, pleased today! Decriminalizing homosexuality and eradicating #Section377 is a big thumbs up for the human race and equal rights! The nation gets its oxygen back!”
Roughly of the nations where gay sex has been legitimate are: Australia (2017), Greenland (2015), South Africa (2006), Argentina (2010), Iceland (2010), Spain (2005), Sweden (2009), Ireland (2015), United States (2015), Brazil (2013), Luxembourg (2014), Belgium (2003) and Canada (2005).