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SC refers LGBT celebs' plea challenging Section 377 to CJI

SC refers LGBT celebs' plea challenging Section 377 to CJI

A group of LGBT celebrities had challenged Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colonial era law that criminalises homosexuality.

North Carolina softens anti-transgender law

North Carolina moved Tuesday to curtail a law targeting gay and transgender people, but stopped short of ending limits to public bathroom access following a growing backlash from companies and celebrities.

Gay sex not crime, but needs to be treated psychologically: RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale

Gay sex not crime, but needs to be treated psychologically: RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale

RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale, who was yesterday hailed by many for his broad-minded take on homosexuality, on Friday said that though gay sex is not a crime, it needs to be treated psychologically.

Chetan Bhagwat appreciates RSS' changed stance on homosexuality, says it's a 'monumental moment'

Chetan Bhagwat appreciates RSS' changed stance on homosexuality, says it's a 'monumental moment'

RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said, “Homosexuality should be considered a criminal offence as long as it does not affect the lives of others in society.”

Homosexuality should not be considered criminal offence: RSS

Homosexuality should not be considered criminal offence: RSS

RSS said on Wednesday that gay sex was not a crime.

Sri Sri favours decriminalisation of gay sex, calls for scrapping obsolete laws

Sri Sri favours decriminalisation of gay sex, calls for scrapping obsolete laws

As the debate over Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that calls for criminalising gay sex continues, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has favoured making homosexuality legal.

LGBT community celebrates as SC refers Section 377 to Constitution Bench

LGBT community celebrates as SC refers Section 377 to Constitution Bench

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard a curative petition by NGO Naz Foundation and decided to reopen a debate on Indian Penal Code's Section 377 that criminalises gay sex.

IPC's Section 377: Supreme Court to hear plea for relook on verdict on gay sex today

IPC's Section 377: Supreme Court to hear plea for relook on verdict on gay sex today

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hold an open court hearing of the curative petition by NGO Naz Foundation seeking relook at its verdict upholding the validity of Indian Penal Code's section 377 criminalising gay sex.

SC to hear in open court curative plea on homosexuality

SC to hear in open court curative plea on homosexuality

 The SC will hear in open court on February 2 a curative petition of gay activists challenging its verdict criminalising homosexuality in the country.

Court's decision to criminalise gay sex needs reconsideration: Jaitley

Court's decision to criminalise gay sex needs reconsideration: Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that banning gay sex is not in accordance with evolving legal jurisprudence and court must reconsider its decision. 

Sadananda Gowda indicates scrapping of Section 377

Union Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda has reportedly indicated that India could move towards abolishing Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises 'unnatural sex'.

Germany no closer to legalising same-sex marriages

Chancellor Angela Merkel`s coalition agreed on Wednesday to make small changes to same-sex civil partnership rules but staunch opposition from conservatives in her party means Germany will not follow Ireland in allowing gay marriages any time soon.

India opposes rights to same-sex partners of UN staff

At a time when there is a raging debate calling for decriminalising gay sex back home, India has supported a Russian-drafted resolution that opposed benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff but it failed to pass in the General Assembly committee.

LGBT community gets its first music video

The LGBT community now has a music video titled "Head Held High" which focuses on love and acceptance as the central theme.

SC ruling on Sec 377 violation of human rights: LGBT community

Members of the LGBT community and civil society activists on Thursday held a protest here against the Supreme Court verdict of 2013 criminalising gay sex, saying it represented a violation of human rights.

Singapore upholds law that criminalises gay sex

Singapore`s highest court ruled on Wednesday that a law that criminalises sex between men is in line with the city-state`s constitution, rejecting two separate appeals by three men that the measure infringed their human rights.

Former British PM Tony Blair named "gay icon"

Former British PM Tony Blair named "gay icon"

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was named one of the top "gay icons" of the last thirty years on Friday in recognition of his work for gay rights.

Indonesian Aceh proposes 100 lashes for gay sex

Gay sex could be punishable by 100 lashes of the cane in Indonesia`s staunchly conservative Aceh province if parliament passes a draft law that critics say violates basic human rights.

Gay-friendly mosque launches quiet 'revolution' in South Africa

Against a global background of rising Islamist militancy a new mosque where gay people are welcome, Christians too, and women are treated equally to men opened peacefully in Cape Town on Friday despite threats of violence.

SC to hear curative plea on gay sex; gives hope to LGBT

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear in open court curative plea of gay rights activists against its order of criminalising gay sex, giving a ray of hope to LGBT community that the controversial verdict may be reconsidered and modified.