India Celebrates Gay Sex Decriminalization Anniversary

after the ruling in 2018. Credit: mukesh bari, via Wiki

India’s Supreme Court voted a year ago on Sept. 6, 2018 to decriminalize gay sex. 

Before decriminalization, gay sex was punishable by up to a life sentence in prison, PinkNews reported. LGBT activists and allies have taken to social media to celebrate the anniversary of gay sex decriminalization in India. 

“One year ago the Supreme Court passed a landmark judgement to decriminalise Section 377, we celebrate that decision today,” The Congress Party, the liberal party in India, wrote on Twitter. “The Congress party has always fought for the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community & will continue to do so. Equality is the right of every citizen.”

The Supreme Court decision to decriminalize gay sex was unanimous among the five judges on the bench.


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