SC decriminalises gay sex between consenting adults.

A five-judge Constitutional bench of the Supreme Court Thursday, in four separate but concurring judgments, decriminalised Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The apex court was hearing a clutch of petitions challenging criminalisation of homosexuality. The five-judge bench was headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and comprised Justices Fali Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra. The bench had reserved its verdict in the case on July 17.

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