India’s first transgender bureaucrat plans to get married After 377 Order

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BHUBANESHWAR: India’s first bureaucrat transgender wanted to tie in a nuptial knot with her boyfriend. Aishwarya Rituparna Pradhan, 34, presently deputy commissioner(in-charge) of GST in Paradip circle of Odisha commercial tax department, made a major life decision based on the verdict on Section 377. When the law was scrapped by the Supreme Court of India last week, she… Read more »

Homosexuality is not an offence in India, Supreme Court Ends Section 377

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NEW DELHI: It is one of the world’s oldest laws criminalizing consensual gay sex, and after weeks of deliberation, Supreme Court has ruled to decriminalise gay sex in a unanimous verdict handed down by a five-judge panel. Chief justices Dipak Misra said  “No one can escape from their individualism. Society is now better for individualism. In the present case, our… Read more »

Supreme Court rebuffs government for flip-flop on homosexuality

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The Supreme Court Tuesday rebuffed an attempt by the government to distance itself from submissions made by Additional Solicitor General P.P. Malhotra that homosexuality was immoral. An apex court bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and S.J. Mukhopadhyay said it could not accept new submissions of the government that there was nothing wrong with a Delhi… Read more »

Activists slam government’s stand on gay sex

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The union home ministry’s opposition in the Supreme Court Thursday to decriminalising gay sex has drawn flak from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) activists who said the move is “irresponsible and illogical”. “I think it is irresponsible, illogical to come up with such opinions at this time. The ministry is ignoring what the Delhi… Read more »