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Gay Sex Now Legal: Here's How B-Town Reacted to Decriminalization of Section 377

Gay Sex Now Legal: Heres How B-Town Reacted to Decriminalization of Section 377

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Sep 2018 1:20 PM GMT

New Delhi: In what might be regarded as a historic decision, the Supreme Court of India on Thursday decriminalized the much-debated section 377, thus making consensual gay sex a legal affair.

The 5-judge bench of the Supreme Court after hearing a batch of pleas against the 158-year-old colonial law of Section 377 of the Indian Penal code that criminalizes gay sex even consensual ones.

Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra said,” LGBT Community has same rights as of any ordinary citizen. Respect for each other’s rights and others are supreme humanity. Criminalising gay sex is irrational and indefensible”.

The Supreme Court bench beside CJI Mishra consists of Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, and Indu Malhotra.

Soon after this much-awaited verdict by the Supreme Court, reactions came pouring in from different sections of the society. While most of the views on decriminalization of Section 377 were supportive, some were critical of the Court's decision.

Here's a sum up of how B-Town reacted to the legalization of same-sex relationships:

Bollywood biggies like Karan Johar, Sonam Kapoor, Diya Mirza, Abhishek Bachchan took to Twitter to express their views on the historic verdict.

Karan Johar wrote," Historical judgment!!!! So proud today! Decriminalising homosexuality and abolishing #Section377 is a huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights! The country gets its oxygen back!

https://twitter.com/karanjohar/status/1037587979265564672

Soman Kapoor tweeted, " Crying tears of joy for the lgbtqi community. One day there won’t be any labels and we will all live in utopia."

https://twitter.com/sonamakapoor/status/1037590692363624448

Akshay Kumar also tweeted, "A historic day for India! Love for all, freedom for all RIP #Section377

https://twitter.com/katrinakaif_4/status/1037636612094656512

Farhan Akhtar wrote "Bye, bye 377. Thank you #SupremeCourt #abouttime #nomorediscrimination #loveislove @MardOfficial

https://twitter.com/FarOutAkhtar/status/1037593200402153472

Arjun Kapoor also took to Twitter to extend his support to the historic verdict

https://twitter.com/arjunk26/status/1037587999867981824

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