It's been a year since in yet another historic verdict, a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court decriminalized consensual same-sex relations and Article 377 was abrogated from Indian Penal Code officially. In what can be termed as a step towards progressive thinking, this judgement was a welcome move, but not before the LGBTQ community and the lawyers representing them had to fight tooth and nail, inside and outside the courtroom. And on the eve of the first year anniversary of the verdict, the television fraternity is happy that the country is adopting this progressive thinking. Section 377 Lawyers Arundhati Katju and Menaka Guruswamy Reveal They Are a Couple, Internet Hearts Their Story

Mrunal Jain

Mrunal Jain (Photo Credits: Instagram)

It is fantastic to know that the removal of Section 377 has completed 1 year. 'Live and let live' is the best policy and I am glad we are following it.

Mohammad Nazim

Mohammad Nazim (Photo Credits: Instagram)

It is fantastic, how time flies. The verdict, it seems, was just passed yesterday. Peace and harmony is the motto here that we are following.

Jasmin Bhasin

Jasmin Bhasin (Photo Credits: Instagram)

People are at peace and that counts. India is a progressive nation. The LGBTQ community is surely happy and acceptance has made a difference in their lives.

Ankit Bathla

Ankit Bathla (Photo Credits: Instagram)

It's absolutely amazing as this shows that we are one step closer to development. It's amazing that the country is supporting and accepting everyone and their personal choices.

Shashank Vyas

Shashank Vyas (Photo Credits: Instagram)

This was a big relief for the LGBT community. The acceptance surely gives feeling of security and everyone has the right to live as they want to. We have become progressive in our thoughts and actions.

Pranitaa Pandit

Pranitaa Pandit (Photo Credits: Instagram)

We are celebrating the anniversary of a historical day today. A day which marks the freedom of the LGBTQ community. We must all be very proud.

Dalljiet Kaur

Dalljiet Kaur (Photo Credits: Instagram)

I remember how we all celebrated last year when Article 377 was removed. I am so happy that India has moved forward. Just infrastructure doesn't reflect development, this progressive thinking does too.

Ira Sone

Ira Sone (Photo Credits: Instagram)

It's okay to love who you love, people have the right to choose their partner regardless of gender or colour. It's so good to see so many people now not living in a closet or living in certain shame but now coming out in the open expressing their love and happiness as that is the ultimate goal. I can't imagine how for so many years people have lived with a dual personality or people have lived with certain fear and kept their love behind closed doors and finally, it's celebration time for the LGBTQ community because love is love. I'm so proud of the government now 377 verdicts completed a year.

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