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India’s Supreme Court has voted for the decriminalisation of same sex marriage in the country.

A bench of 5 judges spent weeks listening to arguments for and against a 157-year old law – Section 377 – which described all sexual activity apart from heterosexual sex as “against the order of nature,” criminalising it.

The judges delivered a unanimous decision on Thursday in New Delhi.

According to TIME, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, delivering the judgement, said:

The LGBTQ community has the same fundamental rights as citizens. The identity of a person is very important and we have to vanquish prejudice, embrace inclusion and ensure equal rights. Intimacy and privacy is a matter of choice. We have to bid adieu to stereotypes and prejudices.

9 Comments

  1. keke driver

    September 6, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas!!!!!!!

    • Smh

      September 7, 2018 at 7:34 am

      So you can relocate to India now

    • keke driver

      September 7, 2018 at 9:30 am

      You can crawl back into whatever hole you crawled out from…. Stupid!!!

    • Smh

      September 7, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      I should be the one telling you that, talking about holes. SICKO.

  2. Sexy O

    September 6, 2018 at 6:28 pm

    The end of the world is near.

  3. zzzzzzzzzzz

    September 7, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Luke 17:28-30 (KJV)
    28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. 30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. We are really living in the end times people.

    • Becca

      September 7, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      tales my moonlight.
      Homosexuality has been around long before any religion came about. Nature made it so that sexual pleasure can be experienced by homo&heterosexual couples, as well as self pleasure. Think about that…

  4. by_stander

    September 7, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    This borders me.

    That a group of people are the ones that decide who gets their God given inalienable rights.

    inalienable rights of human beings that have scientifically proven foundations.

    These guys do not have any requirement to demonstrate their knowledge of science or required to demonstrate the cognitive skill required

    without even going into issue of majority vs minority, some of these guys end up in position of this authority not by votes but by default of profession.

    And to make matters worse there is no consequence or framework for if and when they are wrong.

    we are suppose to forget and move on. and the cycle continues without anything to stop them from doing exactly the same thing again because its the “rule of law”.

    Obviously when the white man brought us “rule of law” they forgot to tell us about Cicero and the foundations on which they built their civilization on.

    Its time professionals from all works of life come together to address this problem in our society. these are the only group of people in our society that have such a large scale effect on human lives without any framework for disincentives or consequences for the disastrous negative effects they cause when they are wrong and infringe on the inalienable rights of human beings.

    When an Oil company spills oil they pay out millions to the community affected and possible criminal charges for gross/criminal negligence.

    Thesame things for pharmaceutical company that makes and sells a drug that causes cancer and ends up killing people.

    meanwhile in the legal industry – what happens to the people involved when a law/policy is made that negatively or adversely affects millions of lives directly or indirectly?

    What stops these people from making or enforcing such laws/policy deliberately or by mistake?

    What compensation is offered to those who are negatively affected directly or indirectly?

    Every other industry/profession that doesn’t have a monopoly on our “laws” or “legal system” has to answer these questions.

    We are now basically at the mercy of their decision making ability whether flawed or not.

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