SC commences crucial hearing on pleas for decriminalising gay sex

Category : India News
Updated On : July 11, 2018 05:57 AM
By Indian Times Daily

The Supreme Court has commenced a crucial hearing on a clutch of petitions seeking decriminalisation of consensual sex between two adults of the same gender. The Bench also said that it would examine the fundamental right to life and sexual freedom.

          A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it will also examine the correctness of its 2013 verdict that had set aside the Delhi High Court judgement decriminalising gay sex. The apex court had in 2013 restored sexual relationship between persons of the same sex as a criminal offence by setting aside the 2009 Delhi High Court judgement that had held as unconstitutional section 377 of the IPC, which makes such actions between two consenting adults of same sex as a penal offence.

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