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Sep 6, 2018 35 tweets 19 min read
#Section377: Judgment by Supreme Court of India today post 11 am. Second pronouncement in less than five years. #GaySex
#Section377: Full court reference in honour of Justice Bharucha and Justice VA Mohta still in progress.

Judgment will be delivered after that.
#Section377: Full court reference concludes.

Court will re-assemble at 11.30 when the judgment will be pronounced.
#Section377: Bench assembles, pronouncement of judgment commences. #SupremeCourt
#Section377: Four opinions, all concurring judgments, says CJI Dipak Misra. #SupremeCourt
#Section377: Respect for individual choice essence of liberty;

LGBT community possess equal rights under the Constitution, Supreme Court.
#Section377 CJI Dipak Misra reading judgment on behalf of himself and Juatice Khanvilkar
#Section377: View taken by SC in Suresh Kumar Koushal impermissible, Supreme Court.
#Section377: Primary objective of having a Constitutional society is to transform the society progressively; Constitutional provisions should not be interpreted in literal sense, Supreme Court.
#Section377: Sexual orientation of an individual is natural and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a violation of Freedom of Expression, Supreme Court.
#Section377: The provision of IPC had resulted in collateral effect in that consensual sex between LGBT person is criminalised and is violative of Article 14, Supreme Court.
#Breaking: #Section377 of IPC insofar as it criminalises consensual sexual acts between man and man, man and woman or woman and woman is unconstitutional and struck down.

Sex with animal will however remain criminal.

Judgment in Suresh Kumar Koushal overruled.
#Section377: Justice Rohinton Nariman now reading out his concurring judgment.
[Breaking] Nothing Unnatural about it: Supreme Court decriminalises Gay Sex, reads down #Section377 bit.ly/2wLrBfo
#Section377 Justice Rohinton Nariman places extensive reliance on foreign jurisprudence including recent judgment from Trinidad and Tobago.
Justice Rohinton Nariman says one feature of his judgment is reliance on Mental Healthcare Act as per which Parliament has recognised that homosexuality is not a mental disorder. #Section377
#Section377 Justice Rohinton Nariman concludes his concurring judgment, Justice Chandrachud reading his judgment now
#Section377: Gays, Lesbians, Bi-sexual and Transgenders have equal rights as other citizens, Justice DY Chandrachud. #SupremeCourt
#Section377: This case is much more than just decriminalising a provision

It is about an aspiration to realise Constitutional rights and equal existence of LGBT community as other citizens, DY Chandrachud. #SupremeCourt

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#Section377: To deny LGBT communitu of their right to sexual orientation is a denial of their citizenship and a violation of their privacy.

They cannot be pushed into obscurity by an oppressive colonial legislation, DY Chandrachud J. #SupremeCourt
#Section377: Treament of homosexuality as a disorder/ disease has a severe impact on mental health of such persons, DY Chandrachud J. #SupremeCourt
#Section377: De-criminalisation is but the first step; The Constitution envisages much more.

LGBTs victim of Victorian morality.

Constitutional morality and not Societal morality should be the driving force for deciding validity of Section 377, DY Chandrachud J. #SupremeCourt
#Section377: LGBT community entitled to equal citizenship, equal rights under the Constitution, DY Chandrachud J.

Suresh Kumar Koushal overruled by Chandrachud J.
#Section377
#Section377: History owes an apology to LGBT persons for ostracisation, discrimination, Supreme Court of India. #InduMalhotra.
#Section377: This judgment to be considered in all pending prosecutions, #SupremeCourt.
The team of lawyers outside the #SupremeCourt after #377Verdict #Section377
The petitioners in the #Section377 matter outside the #SupremeCourt with advocates @MenakaGuruswamy and @arundhatikatju
[Breaking] Nothing Unnatural about it: #SupremeCourt decriminalises Gay Sex, reads down #Section377 #LGBT barandbench.com/nothing-unnatu…
#Section377: Judgment has been published, 493 pages.

CJI Dipak Misra - 166 pages
Rohinton Nariman J. - 96 pages
DY Chandrachud J. - 181 pages
Indu Malhotra J. - 50 pages.
Read the 493-page judgment of the #SupremeCourt in the #Section377 case - bit.ly/2NjODns #LGBTQ
Read the Conclusions arrived at by Justice Indu Malhotra in the #Section377 judgment
[Full Story] History owes an apology to LGBT persons for ostracisation, discrimination: Supreme Court of India.

#LoveIsLove #LGBT
#Section377 #Section377Verdict

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“Fundamental Rights not dependent upon outcome of elections”, Highlights of the Section 377 Judgment

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#LoveWins #LoveIsLove #LGBT #LGBTQ #Section377 #Section377Verdict #Section377Scrapped

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