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LGBT community celebrates SC verdict on Section 377

The Supreme Court on Thursday (September 6) read down Section 377 and said that homosexuality cannot be considered a crime.

Zee Media Bureau | Sep 06, 2018, 12:55 PM IST

The Supreme Court on Thursday (September 6) read down Section 377 and said that homosexuality cannot be considered a crime.

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Members of the LGBT community were absolutely elated as Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality. (ANI Photo)

 

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People in Chennai celebrate after SC's verdict on Section 377. (ANI photo)

 

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Many said it has been a long-drawn battle for them and that the verdict means the world to them. (ANI Photo)

 

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Celebrations at The Lalit Hotel in New Delhi after Supreme Court legalised homosexuality. (ANI Photo)

 

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"Sustenance of identity is the pyramid of life. No one can escape from their individualism." CJI Dipak Misra said while reading out the SC judgement.

 

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A five-judge bench decriminalised Section 377 by a unanimous decision.

 

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