Section 377 Verdict: Karan Johar, Sonam Kapoor and Neha Dhupia Laud Supreme Court’s Decision

It's a historic day for our nation as Supreme Court has finally termed Section 377 as irrational. The case was being heard by the newly reconstituted bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud, and Indu Malhotra. On July 17, the Apex Court had reserved its verdict on whether to decriminalise Section 377, the archaic law which criminalises homosexuality. However, the new verdict of new India is finally out and it's a remarkable victory for the entire LGBT community. Homosexuality No More a Crime as Supreme Court Partially Scraps 157-Year-Old Section 377

While social activists were already voicing their concern for these dated laws, our Bollywood celebs too were actively supporting them. Celebs like Sonam Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor, Celina Jaitley, and Karan Johar were always clear about their strong opinion against the article 377 and we bet this new decision has finally made them happier and proud. Their relief was clearly visible when they tweeted their appreciation for this new decision. Check out some of their tweets below. Section 377 Verdict Highlights: Supreme Court Says Homosexuality No More A Crime, LGBT Community Has Same Rights As of Other Citizen

 

 

 

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Well done India! 🌈

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Freedom for love 🌈 #section377

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In 2009, the Delhi high court had decriminalised gay sex, ruling that a ban on a consensual sexual relationship between gay men is a violation of fundamental rights. Thus, legalising homosexual acts between consenting adults. However, the Supreme Court had reversed the High Court order in December 2013 and pointed out that those indulging in gay sex will be prosecuted and sentenced under Section 377. However, after strong opposition and numerous debates, the Apex Court, today, has finally scrapped the unwanted article and given a new lease of life to the entire LGBT community.